ENTERTAINMENT – Central Hall Redcar.

Dictation the Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea 18/01/1878


            Mr. Jenery Shee, of the In the Temple, will give a recital from English and American Poets, Orators, and Humourists, on Wednesday evening next (23/01), at eight o’clock. As will be seen in our advertising columns, Mr. Shee was the translator of the documents in the Alabama case for the Geneva Tribunal. With regard to his vocal powers The Era , say:- Mr. Jenery Shee has a splendid voice, and a tongue upon which all sorts of dialects sit with the greatest possible ease. Any visitor not blessed with sight might very well have imagined that he was listening to an Englishman, a Scotchman, and Irishman, a Frenchman, a German and a Yankee by turns, so aptly did the reader suit. His tone to the nationality of his author or the character of the pieces chosen. In Aytoun’s “Execution of Montrose,” Mr. Shee proved that he has pathos as well as humour, and in the various other selections, he gave evidence of great elocutionary skill.” Mr. Shee will lecture in Hall on Monday next (27/01), an “John Bright as an Orator; “and on Tuesday will read Dickens’ “Christmas Carol” and “Boots at the Holly Tree In” before the Stockton Literary Institution.

Accreditation the Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 25/01/1878


            Mr. R. Jenery Shee, of the Inner Temple, gave a series of readings and recitations from English, Irish, and American poets and humourists, to a select and appreciative, but not numerous audience, on Wednesday evening (23/01).

The programme was as follows ;- “Keen Robert of Sicily,” Longfellow; “The Wake of Tim O’Hara,” Buchannan; “Rienzi’s Address to the Men of Rome,” Mitford; “A Night with the Shakers,” Ward; “The Pool Traveller,” Dickens; “Ode to My Son,” Hood; “Marino Faliero’s Imprecation on Venice.” Byron; “Handy Andy,”. Lover. Mr. Shee has a fine voice, and great power of expression; in the humorous pieces he was very effective, but although these were excellent in their way, his rendering of “The Pool Traveller,” was unrivalled in its exquisite pathos, and this was decidedly the piece of the night.


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