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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.

1969-04-30

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.

1971-05-24

Kenneth C. Crannell '55 G'57 in New Hampshire performing scenes from "Becket" by Jean Anouilh on March 15, 1973.

1973-03-16

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.

1971-05-24

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.

1975-10-21

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.

1978

Emerson College Southwick Recital September 1977. Part one of two. June Hamblin Mitchell performs excerpts from the play "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare.

1977-09

Emerson College Southwick Recital September 1977. Part two of two. June Hamblin Mitchell performs excerpts from the play "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare.

1977-09

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.

1976-10-22

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.

1977

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.

1979

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.

1978

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.

1979

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.

1998-06-06

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.

1992-04-25

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.

2000-06-03

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.

2000-06-03

Emerson College Alumni Southwick Recital held at 10:30am on April 27, 1991 at the First and Second Church during Alumni Weekend. The recital was in honor of President John C. Zacharis '58 G'59. Kenneth C. Crannell '55 G'57 performed excerpts from "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare, Dorothy Mains Prince '70 G'79 and Tashnika Bowden '91 performed "Unto the Third and Fourth Generations" by Mary Burrill '04. Frances Crowley LaShoto '44 G'47 performed excerpts from "Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare. Neil Davin '72 G'79 performed excerpts from "New-Found-Land" by Tom Stoppard. Steve Nelson '78 and Vicki Harris Nelson '78 performed excerpts from "The School for Scandal" by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Elizabeth Towner Morrell '78 performed "I Tell Them I'm a Liberal Arts Major" by Carol Jin Evans. Elizabeth Towner Morrell performed "The Writers" by Judith Viorst, "Self-Improvement Program" by Judith Viorst, and "From Isn't It Romantic?" by Wendy Wasserstein. June Hamblin Mitchell '35 G'42 performed scenes from "The Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare.

1991-04-27

Southwick Recital from March of 1987. Welcome by Michele Drabant. Nancy Newson G'87 performed "Trip to Bountiful" by Horton Foote. Michele Drabant performed "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" by Edward Albee. Frances Crowley LaShoto '44 G'47 performed "She Went by Gently" by Paul Vincent Carroll. Kenneth C. Crannell '55 G'57 performed poetry by "The Unknown Citizen" by W.H. Auden and "Departmental" by Robert Frost, "Song of the Devil" by W.H. Auden "Miss Gee" by W.H. Auden. Bernadette MacPherson performed "Sophie's Choice" by William Styron. Dorothy Mains Prince '70 G'79 performed "Woman" by Nikki Giovanni and the last chapter of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou.

1987-03

Emerson College Alumni Southwick Recital held at First and Second Church at 8 P.M on December 13, 1993. Presentation of "Love Letters" by A.R. Gurney. Performed by Kenneth C. Crannell '55 G'57 and Martha Jussaume '80 and directed by Al Corona.

1993-12-13

Emerson College Southwick Recital April 25, 1986. Part two of two. First featuring a performance of "Poem in October" by Dylan Thomas. Then the next performer recites a number of poems: "The Passionate Shepherd" to His Love by Christopher Marlowe and "The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd" by Sir Walter Raleigh, "Rituals" by Nikki Giovanni "No Platonic Love" by William Cartwright. "What's That Smell in the Kitchen?" by Marge Piercy, "Sonnet #138" by Shakespeare, "Beauty I Would Suffer for" by Marge Piercy, "Sonnet #130" by William Shakespeare, "For Saundra" by Nikki Giovanni.

1986-04-25

Emerson College Southwick Recital of October 24, 1985. Performances include a snippet of Edward Albee's play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe", "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare, and "The Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison. The recording abruptly ends before the performance concludes.

1985-10-24

Emerson College Alumni Southwick Recital November 14, 1978. June Hamblin Mitchell's performance of the play "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" by Rudolf Besier.

1978-11-14

Emerson College Southwick Recital April 25, 1986. Part one of two. A performance of Denise Levertov's poem "A Tree Telling Orpheus" followed by a performance of Joan Didion's essay "Holy Water."

1986-04-25

Emerson College Valentine Southwick Recital from February 11, 1999. Suzie Sims-Fletcher G'93 performs "Unfortunate Coincidence" by Dorothy Parker, "A Man's Requirements" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, "Men" by Dorothy Parker, excerpts from "A Telephone Call" by Dorothy Parker, Love-Songs, "At Once Tender and Informative" by Samuel Hoffenstein, "Fatal Interview XLVII" by Edna St. Vincent Millay, "Self-Improvement" by Tony Hoagland, "I'm Glad I'm a Man" by Unknown, "I'm Glad I'm a Woman" by Unknown, "Symptom Recital" by Dorothy Parker "Experience" by Dorothy Parker, "Bohemia" by Dorothy Parker "General Review of the Sex Situation" by Dorothy Parker, excerpt from "Prince Myshkin, and Hold the Relish" by Harlan Ellison, "Indian Summer" by Dorothy Parker. Matt Levy introduced intermission. Video cuts back on to a student, Jamila James (?), reading personal poetry and monologues. Matt Levy reads personal poetry. Justin Willman performs magic. April Greene performed "I Have Loved You in So Many Ways/Fifteen" by Ron McKuen, "Separation" by W.S. Merwin. Matt Levy returns to the stage and performs more personal poetry and "Gimmick a Rant." Jamila James (?) performs more personal poetry "Joan of Arc" and "How Not to Live Vicariously Through a Dream."

1999-02-10

Emerson College Alumni Southwick Recital from June 8, 1996. Welcome by J. Gregory Payne and Sybil Siegel Tonkonogy '58. John Anderson performed "The Question of Our Speech: The Return to Aural Culture" by Cynthia Ozick, Jennifer Cover Payne '71 G'72 performed "Wild Grapes" by Robert Frost, Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare, "Little Brown Baby" by Paul Laurence Dunbar, "When Dey 'Listed Colored Soldiers" by Paul Laurence Dunbar, "Paul Robeson" by Gwendolyn Brooks, "Song In Spite of Myself" by Countee Cullen. Everett "Rett" Rich '64 G'68 performs a collection of E.E. Cummings writings from "A Poets Advice to Students." Suzie Sims-Fletcher G'93 performs several poems, starting with "The Village Voice on Satire", "May He Lose his Way" by Archilochos, then "The Travelers Curse After Misdirection" by Robert Graves, then "At the Theatre: To the Lady Behind Me" by A P Herbert, then "Unfortunate Coincidence" by Dorothy Parker, and lastly "What's that Smell in the Kitchen" by Marge Piercy.

1996-06-08

Emerson College Alumni Southwick Recital on December 7, 1995 held at 66 Marlborough Street. Welcome by J. Gregory Payne. Dorothy Mains Prince performed an excerpt "Their Eyes were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston. Kenneth C. Crannell '55 G'57 performed a Selection of Ballads. Suzie Sims-Fletcher G'93 performed "The Lovely Leave" by Dorothy Parker. Robert Frost performed "Death of the Hired Man." John D. Anderson performed an excerpt from "Sanctuary" by William Faulker.

1995-12-07

Southwick Recital from December 3, 1996. Audio includes a humming noise in the background. Recital held at the Vault. Welcome by J. Gregory Payne. Susan Piccilio performed "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Truman Capote. Tom Smith performed Carl Sandburg's poem "The Man with the Broken Fingers." Suzie Sims-Fletcher G'93 reads keynote of "The Emerson Philosophy of Expression and Application to Character Education 1930" by Jessie Elridge Southwick and performs the poem "A Flower for the Professor's Garden in Verses: A Little Advice to the Teachers" by Irwin Edman, performs "Pygmalion" by Bernard Shaw, "Educating Rita" by Willy Russell, and "Inventory" by George Park.

1996-12-03

Emerson College Alumni Southwick Recital held at First and Second Church on 66 Marlborough Street on April 24, 1993. Welcome by J. Gregory Payne. Marcia Littlefield G'69 performed an excerpt from "The Good Woman of Setzuan" by Bertolt Brecht. Linda Ludzinski Hollander '68 G'70 performed pieces by or about Gertrude Stein. Martha Jussaume '80 performed "Yonkers" by Neil Simon. Dorothy Mains Prince '70 G'79 performed "Love is a Human Condition" by Nikki Giovanni and an excerpt from "Fences" by August Wilson.

1993-04-24

Emerson College Southwick Recital from 1995. John Dennis Anderson performs "The Fourth Alarm" by John Cheever. Kenneth C. Crannell '55 G'57 performs "Flowers to Algernon" by Daniel Keyes.

1995

Alumni Recital held on June 16, 2001 in the Emerson College Library President's Room at 3 pm. Welcome by Professor John D. Anderson. Barbara Ann Ferreira '77 performed selections from "Shirley Valentine" by Willy Russell, Judith C. Espinola '61 performed "Rituals" by Nikki Giovanni Poem Rituals, "A Room of One's Own" by Virginia Woolf, "M. Dega Teaches Art and Science at Durfee Intermediate School Phillip" by Phillip Levin, "Beauty I Would Suffer For" by Marge Piercy. Michele Drabant Perkins G'84, Dr. Kenneth Crannell '55 G'57 performed a number of Robert Frost poetry, including: The Pasture, Mending Wall, Ghost House, Fire and Ice, The Hill Wife, The Last Word of a Bluebird, Dust of Snow, The Span of Life, The Draft Horse, The Runaway, Departmental, Out Out --, Home Burial, and the Telephone.

2001-06-16

Welcome by Dr. Gregory Payne, Chair, Communication Studies Department, Emerson College; Introduction by Ken Grout, Executive–in-Residence, Oral Presentation of Literature Instructor, Communication Studies Department; "The Southwick Recital: An Emerson Tradition," a short film by Anthony Lee (Emerson VMA, 2017) and Ken Grout; Two selections from "The Producers," a play by Mel Brooks performed by Jared Haines; "Shirley Temple," a personal narrative by Juliet Walker and performed by Juliet Walker; "Reunion," a short story by John Cheever performed by Joshua DeGuzman; "This Be the Verse," a poem by Philip Larkin "My Mother," a poem by Ann Taylor "The Last Time," a poem by Unknown performed by Faith Saporito; A selection from "A Rose for Emily," a short story by William Faulkner performed by Bethelly Jean-Louis; "Sure Thing," a short play by David Ives performed by Ken Grout; and Epilogue by Dr. Gregory Payne, Chair, Communication Studies Department, Emerson College.

2020-11-06

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