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ANNA BARIGHT CURRY, graduate of Prof. L. B. Monroe, Dr. Charles A. Guilmette, and others; assistant of Prof. Monroe from 1877 until his death ; Principal of the School of Elocution and Expression, until it was absorbed in the School of Expression, 1883.
Professor Monroe said of her : "She is the only teacher I ever had who can take a class after me and sustain the interest."
Mrs. Curry has a unique reputation as a public reader. She was the originator of the phase of Platform work known as “ Impersonation." She is one of the rare public readers who has been able to interpret the epic, the lyric and the poetic drama. Her Bible and Shakespeare readings have awakened great enthusiasm. Her interpretations of dramatic narrative are original and full of power.
Of her reading of Mrs. Browning's “Rhyme of the Duchess May," Mr. Leland T. Powers says: “It was my inspiration, the greatest public effort I had ever heard, at the time, and I have never heard it surpassed since.”
MARY LENA WILKINSON, graduate of the School of Expression, general course, 1896, teachers' course, 1897, regular and special student five years ; special instructor in the School since 1896. Dr. Curry has said of her: “Her thorough and persevering work as a teacher, her great accuracy, and her noble womanly dignity, have rendered her necessary to the School of Expression."
OSCAR FAY ADAMS, Author of “ Handbook of English Authors," “ Handbook of American Authors," " Story of Jane Austen's Life,” "Post Laureate Idyls," " The Presumption of Sex," "A Dictionary of American Authors," "The Archbishop's Unguarded Moment;" Editor of " Through the Year with the Poets," in 12 vols.; " Chapters from Jane Austen," Selections from William Morris, with notes. He is the American editor of the Henry Irving edition of Shakespeare. He has lectured on Literature, history, and architecture in London and in many cities of this country. His methods of studying literature are unique, the outgrowth of his own experience as student, author, and teacher.
ELIZA JOSEPHINE HARWOOD, diploma 1895, and special postgraduate diploma 1896, Posse Gymnasium, one of two pupils of the late Baron Nils Posse, who pursued a special third year course under his personal instruction; has studied with twenty-five teachers in differen: phases of vocal training and gymnastics.
WILLIAM R. ALGER resigned his Music Hall Congregation 18.70, went to Paris to study with Delsarte, studied with the younger Delsarte in the summer of 1871; author of “Life of Edwin Forrest,” “The School of Life," and many other works upon the philosophy of human pature,
The school uses the large and elegant Pierce Hall for public recitals and the Annex Hall for its weekly informal recitals and studies every Saturday noon and other times. Readings and impersonations are also given before the School by the abiest artists. The entertainments on Saturday noons, afternoons, and evenings form an important course to which many citizens of Boston subscribe for reserved seats.
A small library of books on Expression and Oratory is available for consultation. Donations to the library have been made by Prof. J. W. Churchill and Mr. Leland T. Powers. Similar gifts will be gratefully received. Special privileges are also granted to students at the Boston Public Library, the most complete and serviceable to students of any library in the world.
On account of its literary atmosphere, numerous lecture courses and various institutions for the promotion of culture, Boston has long been noted as the most favorable residence in this country for study.
The school of Expression is located on Copley Square, between the Boston Art Museum and the Public Library, in the very heart of the most cultivated and refined part of the city.
Board and rooms in the vicinity of the School, either in the same building with teachers or with private families, may be had from four dollars a week upward.
A " School Home" for students, in charge of a chaperone, offers care for young ladies whose parents do not wish them to go into the boarding house. Applications for accommodations in the "home" should be made early.
Teachers take a personal interest in the welfare of students while in Boston, and endeavor to secure for them every advantage favorable to their advancement.
All fees for tuition are payable two thirds in advance
for the year
for the year
Each regular group of courses for the year . . . . . . . $150.00 When paid opening day
140.00 Work chosen by subjects, each hour a week for the year
15.00 Public School Teachers, Saturdays or three hours a week, day
25.00 One day a week for t ear
45.00 Paid in advance.
35.00 Extra fee for gymnasium
12.00 Two lessons a week.
20.00 Evening classes, one hour a wee
10.00 Two hours. . $18.00 Four hours
30.00 Fee for diploma
5.00 Extra examinations, each
5.00 Private lessons, one to six dollars an hour. No reduction, except in case of sickness protracted beyond one month. Rebate on account of sickness calculated on the basis of "work chosen by subjects.') Students irregular in attendance will be required before graduating to make up all irregularity in private lessons with extra charge. Clergy men and theological students, one-half rates. Students who have paid $450 are charged no further tuition for regular work. For terms of special gymnastic courses and School of Preaching, see special circulars.
The school will open each year the second Wednesday in October, and close the first Wednesday in May. Examinations for Advanced Standing at 9 A.M. the Tuesday before the opening day. There will be vacation on all legal holidays, and two weeks at Christmas.
Institutions desiring teachers for permanent or temporary positions LOCATION OF SCHOOL, Copley SQUARE, BETWEEN are requested to apply
ART MUSEUM AND PUBLIC LIBRARY. directly to the President or Corresponding Secretary. It is to the interest of the School that every teacher sent out shall be successful. Careful attention, accordingly, is given to all inquiries from the authorities of schools and colleges. No one is so competent to judge of the possibilities of a student as his teachers.
For special circulars, further particulars, or additional information, address
S. S. CURRY, PH.D., President,
Pierce Building, Copley Square, Boston. "What Can You Do for Me?" "How to Succeed," "Home Study,” and other circulars, sent free. The School is never closed. Teachers are always in attendance, with special classes, or for personal work, to aid all to find themselves.
Six Summer Terms of the School of Expression are conducted in Boston, and one in Asheville, N. C.
1. DRAMATIC TERM, under the special instruction and direction of Mr. William Seymour. Students will be classified according to their degree of advancement. Opens first Monday in June. Class to prepare students for Mr. Seymour's courses, forms the second Monday in May.
2. PREPARATORY PLATFORM TERM. – Two weeks, under the direction of Mrs. Anna Baright Curry for public readers and teachers, or missionaries and other Christian workers, opens second Saturday in June.
3. PLATFORM ARTISTS' TERM, opens the last Saturday in June, under the direction of Mrs. Curry, for impersonators, public readers, and teachers.
4. SOUTHERN TERM, opens the last Saturday in June, in Asheville, N. C. This special term has been held for many years by request of leading educators in the South.
5. ADVANCED TERM, under the direction of S. S. Curry, Ph. D., President of the School, opens the last Saturday in July, especially for advanced students and those who have attended the other terms.
JULY and AUGUST TERMS will include special classes for clergymen, speakers, and other professional men and women.
A teachers' class will be held in July and August, limited to those not intending to teach Expression,
6. LIBRARY TERM, last week in August, how to make investigations in the Boston Public Library, or to use collections of books.
7. SEPTEMBER TERM, a special preparatory term to aid advanced students who wish to take “ Advanced Standing."
Tuition for all regular four weeks' terms, $40. June Preparatory Term, $20 ; Teachers' Class, $25; Library Term, $5; September Term, $30. All work counts toward a diploma.
Advanced students entering in June or July can do two years' work by the close of school the following May, and graduate with General Culture diploma. Several terms taken successively at reduced rates. Send for special Summer Circulars, and other information. Address Registrar, School of Expression, office, Room 19, Pierce Building, Boston.
HOME STUDIES. - Systematic Studies have been arranged with careful personal questions and programs of Exercises and Readings, to aid graduates or students whose regular attendance at the School is delayed or interrupted. Terms, by the year, $15.
more from my companions, most of all from my scholars."
POST GRADUATE AND FOURTH YEAR.
Gertrude Evelyn Austin * ...
. . . . . . . . . . Cambridge. Virginia Duncan Beech . . . . . . . . . . Cambridge. Charlotte A. Brown. . . . . . .
• Roxbury. Laura Buchholz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melvin, M. Mercy Woodworth Sanborn . . . . . . . . . . .
• Somerville. Blanche Etta Shattuck . .
• Roxbury. Mrs. Ella F. Thompson . .
Woburn. Robena Belle Waterman . . . . . .
. Bangor, Me. Charles Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Windsor, Vt.
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Jeannette Lurenna Baldwin
. . . . Cleveland, O. Anna West Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carlton, N. Y. Maud Frances Donovan . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cleveland, O. Jennie Hunt Farquhar..
Roslindale. Irene Helen Hawkins ...
St. Thomas, Ont. Bertha Eloise Hilton . . . .
Wauseon, 0. Eva Helen Holmes
Eastport, Me. Mary Katherine Macdo
South Boston. Ethel Ewings Page . . . .
Fitchburg. Mae Rickman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boston. Sarah Middlebrook Riggs . . . . . . . . . . . Palmyra, N. l. Eulie Gay Rushmore ..
. . Natick. Howard Garfield Seldomrid
Lancaster, Pa. Laura Maud Smith;
Toronto, Ont. Delbert Moyer Staley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Billerica. Hope Wilda Thayer . . . .
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Helen Horace Austin . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Paul, Minn.
. Cleveland O. Bernice Ruth Cottrell . . .
. Alfred, N. Y'. Eleanor Haynes Edmands
. . . . Newton Centre. Emily Mary Enneking. ..
• Hyde Park. Martha Scriven Evans. . .
• Jamaica Plain. Zana Batson Frazer . . . . . . . . . . . .
. Versailles, Ky.
. Mary T. Furman . . . . . Estelle Graham . . . : . . . . . . . . . . . . Peru, Nebr.. Clinton De Witt Hayward ............ San Jose, Cal. Alice Hull Hunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Denver, Colo. Anna Lee Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandersville, Ga. Hallie Ione Phillips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arlington, Vt. Edward Saxon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nashville, Tenn. Lydia Buford Thompson . ............ Mt. Sterling, Ry.
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