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Kenneth C. Crannell '55 G'57 performs "My Fair Lady" by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe on April 30, 1969.
Emerson College Southwick Recital 1971 part one of two. A Verbal Collage of Joan of Arc. Produced by WYHB-TV Youville Hospital. 1:30 in total run time. A humming sound can be heard throughout the recording.
Kenneth C. Crannell '55 G'57 in New Hampshire performing scenes from "Becket" by Jean Anouilh on March 15, 1973.
Emerson College Southwick Recital 1971 part two of two. A Verbal Collage of Joan of Arc. Produced by WYHB-TV Youville Hospital. 1:30 in total run time. A humming sound can be heard throughout the recording.
The Southwick Recital series was an Emerson tradition and one of the oldest oratory recitals in the United States. The series featured distinguished Emerson faculty and alumni/a, along with honored guest artists. The series was founded by Henry Lawrence Southwick in 1900 when he was dean of Emerson College, he later became the third president of Emerson in 1908.
1969 - 2001
Southwick Recital from October 1975. Around 36 minutes, the audio becomes harder to hear. Frances Crowley LaShoto '44 G'47 performs T S Eliot's poem "Gus The Theatre Cat," Robert Frost's poem "The Last Word of a Blue Bird as Told to a Child" and "The Witch of Cöos." Kenneth C. Crannell '55 G'57 performs "Mountain Lion" by D.H. Lawrence, "Ah, Are You Digging On My Grave?" by Thomas Hardy, "Jimmy's Got a Goil" by EE Cummings, A "Love Song" by Samuel Hoffenstein, Sonnet 130 by Shakespeare, "The Book of Wisdom" by Stephen Crane, "Lucy Lake" by Ogden Nash, and a scene from "Beckett" by Jean Anouilh. June Hamblin Mitchell '35 G'42 performs "I Remember Mama" by John Van Druten.
Southwick Recital 1978 Spring and Fall. Part two of two. Ken Crannell performed an excerpt from the plays "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde and "The Sandbox" by Edward Albee. Marilyn Lewis-Scott performed "The Pauper Witch of Grafton" by Robert Frost. Frances Crowley LaShoto '44 G'47 performed "The Witch of Coos" by Robert Frost. Dorothy Mains Prince '70 G'79 performed "The Stronger" by August Strindberg. June Hamblin Mitchell '35 G'44 performed "The Education of Hyman Kaplan" by Leo Rosten.
Emerson College Southwick Recital September 1977. Part one of two. June Hamblin Mitchell performs excerpts from the play "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare.
Emerson College Southwick Recital September 1977. Part two of two. June Hamblin Mitchell performs excerpts from the play "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare.
Welcome by Bill McDonald. Kenneth C. Crannell '55 G'57 performing oral interpretation at the University Wisconsin Eau Claire. Occurring on the same night as the final presidential debate in 1976. This performance is considered a welcome workshop and Crannell shares a monologue on discrimination. Crannell performs "The Mountain Whippoorwill: How Hill-Billy Jim Won the Great Fiddler's Prize: A Poem" by Stephen Vincent Benet.
Emerson College Southwick Recital 1977 Part Two. Kenneth C. Crannell '55 G'57 performs an excerpt from the play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" by Edward Albee. Part One has not been digitized.
June Hamblin Mitchell '35 G'44 performs "Eve" by Ralph Hodgson, "The Blue-Flag in the Bog" by Edna St. Vincent Millay, and "Epilogue from For the Time Being" by W. H. Auden. Marilyn Lewis-Scott performs "Portrait of a Lady" by T. S. Eliot and "Portrait d'une Femme" by Ezra Pound. Kenneth C. Crannell '55 G'57 performs "Departmental" by Robert Frost, "Song #12" by W. H. Auden, and "Becket" by Jean Anouilh. Vito Silvestri '59 performs "Facade" by Edith Sitwell.
Emerson College Southwick Recital Spring 1978. Part one of two. Dorothy Mains Prince '70 G'79 performed "Salvation" by Langston Hughes " and For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow Is Enuf" by Ntozake Shange. June Hamblin Mitchell '35 G'42 performed "The Royal Family" by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. From 21:26-21:48 the sound drops out of the video.
Kenneth C. Crannell performed a selection of poetry: "Love Song" by Samuel Hoffenstein; "Jenny Kissed Me" by Leigh Hunt; "Little Libby" by Julia Ann Moore; "Lucy Lake" by Ogden Ash; "The Mountain Whippoorwill" by Stephen Vincent Benet; "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare; "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe; "My Fair Lady" by Alan Jay Lerner.
Emerson College Alumni Southwick Recital from Alumni weekend on June 6, 1998. Suzie Sims-Fletcher G'93 performs "Fortune" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, "Prince Myshkin, and Hold the Relish" by Harlan Ellison, "Snow" by Ann Beattie and "Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle Received from a Friend Called Felicity" by John Tobias.
Emerson College Southwick Recital from April 25, 1992. Held at 10 AM at the First and Second Church on 66 Marlborough St. Boston. Welcome by J. Gregory Payne, Communication Studies and introduction by President Jacqueline Weis Liebergott. Held at 10 AM at the First and Second Church on 66 Marlborough St. Boston. John Dennis Anderson performed an excerpt from "The Mutual Friend" by Frederick Busch. Nancy Newson G'87 performed excerpts from "The House of Blue Leaves" and "The Six Degrees of Separation" by John Guare. Kirt Shineman G'92 performed "Luv" by Murray Schisgal.
Emerson College Southwick Recital from June 3, 2000 at 2PM at First and Second Church. Part two of two. Al Cremin '73 G'76 performs selections from his one-man show "Introducing Mr. Charles Dickens," directed by Deborah Cothren O'Neil '73.
Emerson College Southwick Recital from June 3, 2000 at 2PM at First and Second Church. Part one of two. Kenneth C. Crannell '55 G'57 performs "My Fair Lady" by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe.