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African Methodist Episcopal Church Review, Vol. 6, Num. 3
			
  260                    CHURCH REVIEW.

  The select reading of Miss H.Q. Brown is done to perfection.
She has an excellent voice and has good control of it  She makes
every piece sound as if it were the author speaking, and in many 
of them, doubtless, she excels the one she imitates. --Neogo, Ill.
  Miss Hallie Q. Brown, a general favorite at Island Park, ren-
dered, in her inimitable style, "The Creed of the Bells." A pro-
longed encore followed.--Island Park "Asssembly."
  Her style is pure and correct; her selections excellent.  The
"Fifty Miles an Hour" made one thrill, it was so very impres-
sive.--Long Branch, N.J.,"News."
  Miss Brown displayed remarkable powers of pathos and
dramatic elocution.  *   *   *   *    Her excellent dramatic
talent was displayed to the best advantage in the selection en-
titled, "The Sioux Chiefs Daughter."  The audience was the
largest ever gathered at a public entertainment in that place.--
Newport, R. I., "News."
  The readings of Miss H. Q. Brown confer a histrionic glow
upon the colored race. She is the superior of nine out of ten
elocutionists before the public.  Her description of "The Bells"
is a masterpiece of elocutionary art, which will withstand(the
severest and most cultivated criticism. Her prolongation of the
tones of the bells is a wonderful representation of the poet's
lines.  Miss Brown's selections were all of a difficult order, and
exhibited great versatility and ability to reach, in most of them,
a still better execution.--"Daily Republican," Emporia Kan.
  Of the recitations of Miss Hallie Q. Brown too much cannot
be said. As a reader, she is the peer of any professional in the
land.--Richmond, Ind., "Paladium."
  Miss Brown, in her elocution, is unquestionably brilliant.  Her
"Fifty Miles an Hour," descriptive of Mrs. Garfield's ride to
Washington when her husband was shot. was given with that
generous touch of womanly feeling that made it the gem of the
entertainment--"Miami Helmets," Piqua,O.
  Most excellent was the dramatic reading of Miss Hallie Q.
Brown, a graduate of Wilberforce College, and evidently a lady
of much intelligence, *   *   *   *   Miss Brown is also at
home in humorous pieces. The description of how a woman
joined the Masons was received with almost continuous shouts
of laughter, the members of that ancient and honorable order
apparently appreciating it keenly.-Marion "Times," Ia.
  Miss Hallie Q. Brown has but few equals as an elocutionist.
She has a sweet, flexible voice.  Her enunciation is distinct, her
manner graceful, and her gesticulations eminently appropriate
to the character of her selections. Some of her humorous selec-
tions caused wave after wave of laughter to roll over the audi-
ence, and were most heartily encored.--Red Oak,Ia.,"Express."
 The recitations and readings of Miss Hallie Q. Brown were
simply superb. The magnetism, eloquence and wonderful com-
pass of voice, as developed in "Uncle Dan'l's Pra'ar," "Farewell,
··Brother Watkins," and "Aunt Jemima's Courtship," might be
equalled, but could never be surpassed.--Richmond, Ind., "In-
dependent."




			
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OHS/National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center Serial Collection

African Methodist Episcopal Church Review, Vol. 6, Num. 3

Volume:  06
Issue Number:  03
Date:  01/1890


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