100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

April 01, 1968 - Image 3

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Michigan Daily, 1968-04-01

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

dramayE'
Fernald Company: 'Excellent'

By FRITZ LYON
When the APA-closes its sea-
son in the fall, it's like the cir-
cus leaving town. If you're a
circus afficionado, the other
companies that play Ann Arbor
are only sawdust tentshows-
a few star performers, occa-
sional feats of real skill, but us-
ually uneven and almost always
a little disappointing. If you
can't wait until next year's
APA,, you have to drive all the

way to Stratford to feed your
habit.
After seeing a production of
the Hilberry, Classic Theatre
Company at Wayne last year, I
began to suspect that this ego-
centricity might be a myth. Af-
ter seeing the John Fernald
Company's production of No
Exit and The Firebugs at the
Meadow Brook Theatre (Oak-
land University) Friday night,
I'm convinced of my ignorance.

I don't mean to predict that
every production of this reper-
atory group will be astounding,
but the company meets a pro-
fessional standard of excellence.
The audience can expect a min-
imum of strong and capable
performance at the putset, and
they can anticipate the extra
possibility that any particular
production might explode into
one of those rare one-time-
only events that go beyond ver-

bal description and affect you
as a personal and emotional ex-
perience.
A company of this quality is
always exciting. When you
don't have to worry about for-
gotten lines, amateur actors, or
clumsy blocking, you are free to
concentrate your full attention
on the play. For example, the
first play in this production, No
Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre, did
not engage me in its perform-
ance, and yet it sufficiently ful-
filled the criteria of first-rate
theatre. The glaring walls of
the set strain your eyes and
train them on the door that is
only an entrance. The actors
are technically very good. Their
delivery, their movement, their
credibility - everything is in
order. No excessive flaws to
speak of; but the play is not
alive.
And that's the answer - the
play is not alive. The problem
isn't what the actors or the di-
rector or the designers are not
doing; the play's the thing.
No Exit can be summarized.
In a paragraph or two, you can
tell someone who hasn't seen
the play what it is about - the
theme, the plot, and the char-
acters. Someone can experience
the play without having seen it.
He can read about it in a book
or hear a description of it.
Sartre's metaphor, "Hell is
just other people," is self-con-
tained. Every college sophomore
knows the punchline, and you
can't help but feel like you're
listening to a second-hand joke.
Once you've said it, that's it.
Once you have seen the play,
it's over. Any production, at
best, can only be interesting.
On the other hand, The Fire-
bugs by Max Frisch can't be

We Protest
We, the undersigned members of the University of
Michigan Speech Clinic, believe that U.S.' involve-
ment in Viet Nam is immoral and unjust. We be-
lieve the principles of our profession and our con-
cern for humanity are being compromised by our
military efforts in Viet Nam. We advocate de-esca-
lotion and graduated U.S. withdrawal from Viet
Nam, and urge others to join us in our support of
political candidates who advocate this view.

Patricia J. Deckert
Joan R. Goldstein
Martina C. Burns
Jo Ann Schwartz
Kathleen McGlaughlin
Tom Stringer
Pam Hoffer
Aaron Smith
Eve Silverstein

Carol Porter
Diane Globus
Roger Walters
Judy Shefman
Carolyn Chaney
Rhoda Yaner
Louise Peele
Willa Linoff
Valerie Krull

-Leslie Howey
VICTOR HOLCHAK as Sepp Schmitz in the Fernald Company's

production of Max Frisch's TH
was also presented.
described. The play is a para-
ble of the rise of Facism in
which two arsonists, Sepp and
Willi, move themselves into a
man's (Biedermann's) house
and demoniacally force him to
assist them in burning his
house down while the firemen
(a greek chorus) sit by and
watch.
But it is far more than that.
It's the firebug-Facists them-
selves, their joy of building
fires, their blatant, methodical,
unconcealed tactics, and how
they manipulate Biedermann.
It's Biedermann, his despicable,'
ineffectual, sympathetic, pathe-
tic submission.
There is a book of topics to
talk about in this play, but
reading the book wouldn't re-
place seeing the' production.
Most of the critical vocabulary

E FIREBUGS. Sartr'e NO EXIT
expresses dissatisfaction, but I
don't have words to communi-
cate how I felt during the per-
formance. The acting, like the
play, transcends literal descrip-
tion. The cast-and especially
Betty Sinclair, as Biedermann's
wife, Victor Holchak as Sepp,
George Guidall as Willi, and
Colin Pinney as Biedermann-
has a magical life on the stage.
You can't abstract that magi-
cal life and put it on a news-
paper page.
Criticism doesn't do much
when it raves. You can set
down a few fundamentals: the
John Fernald Company is first
rank; most of their productions
will be interesting if they main-
tain this level of quality; and
some of their productions, like
The Firebugs, will be magnifi-
cent.

Subscribe To
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Call 764-0558

L~rI ~

I I All I
' r' , '
w
r

-Leslie Howey
BARBARA CARUSO as Estelle, Joshua Bryant as Cradeau and Jill Tanner as Inez in Sartre's NO
EXIT.

i}, ......v:. :::::::::.::.v .-.v:::::: a::::: -... . .: .:.: .................. ...... .. ......................................................:................ ................. .........
i"? >+}%{.i/.i ]r}:.. .::.. ... ........ J .... ....... .... ......:...:..w::, :n:...::.......... : .. :.. ..u .. ... .......................v.v.....e . ..<...v...:.::: ..:..4.. .vv. n1.:::..K : F.n;::. ::::::::
' \. :...k:... n\v.... v. v ... ..uP .. ... .: ...n.VV .v..:r.. .. :.,.::::n: . e... 3...fn.:.y :: ...............................
.::. ..:......
T ............ t::.. e.. '. .. v. n ... ...... .x:v.. ..5::yv::: .: y. -:...
.. h...........i......\\\:S ilC. F.n\\\\FF \FF...{4 ..... RC...... SS .. .. ... :......... .... ..n ........ ....... ....:........ :::.... ...............:... ...................... .
...n ................. .{........ ....... i..... }....iii.. e:x...... {[..... e.
. :: rc. .v. m..«fi.......... n....: ... ,.. . ...n.........v......n..n.v.....e:.....:.... ...}.
............................ .........................................«...: :u+:; . :::w:::.:::::-:.::::::::n::.w::: .-.::-.::.r....::i:i:.i::i.:y:-iiii:ii;.:i.. iiii:.:i.:i.i:.::..i?:.?:ii w::: i::.:::::::Oiy:.:F.i'O>ii:> ..1:< :: :: ...............

DAILY OFFICIAL
BULLETIN
The Daily Official Bulletin is an
official publication of the Univer-
sity of aMichigan for which the
Michigan Uaily assumes no. editor-
ial responsibility. Notices should be
sent in TYPEWRITTEN form to
Room 3564 Administration Bldg. be-
fore 2 p.m. of the day' preceding
publication and by 2 p.m. Friday
for Saturday and Sunday. General
Notices may be published a maxi-
mum of two times on request, Day
Calendar items appear once only,
Student organiiation notices are not
accepted for publication. For more
inlormation call 76F4-9270.
SUNDAY, MARCH 31
Day Calendar
Bureau of Industrial Relations Sem-
inar--"Management of Managers No.
55": North Campus Commons, 8:15 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m.
Professional Theatre Program-Hello
Dolly: Hill Auditorium, 2:30 and 8:30
p.m.
.School of Music Recital-Doctoral
Students of the Wind Instrument De-
partment: School of Music Recital Hall,
2:30 p.m.
School of Music-Millard Gates, Tenor
-Eugene Bossart, Piano: Rackham Lec-
ture Hall, 4:15 p.m.
School of Music-Liszt's Twelve Tran-
cendental Etudes-DMA Piano Series:
School of Music Recital Hail, 4:30 p.m.
Cinema Guild--CBS Documentaries:
Architecture Auditorium, 7:00 and 9:05
p.m.
Discussion Group-Leader: J. Edgar
Edwards, Guild House, "Conscientio'us

Objection," Campus Chapel, 1236 Wash-
tenaw 8:15 p.m.
.School of Music Recital-Kappa Psi:
School of Music Recital Hall, 8:30 p.m.
Events Monday
Eleventh Seminar and Training
Course in Arson Detection and In'ves-
1tgation - Registration, Lobby, Rack-
ham Building, 8:00 a.m.
Bureau of Industrial Relations Sem-
inar - "Management of Managers No.
55": North Campus Commons, 8:15 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Neuopsychopharmacology Training Pro-
gram - Drugs, Brain and Behavior'
Seminar - Dr. C. Shagass, Professor of
Psychiatry, Temple University and
Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric In-
stitute, Philadelphia, "Electrophysio-
logical Studies in Psychiatry": M7412
Medical Science Building, 12:00 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m.
Department of Environmental Health
Lecture - Leander S. Stuart, U.S. De-
partment of Agriculture, "Use of Ster-
ilizing Disinfecting Chemicals in the
Hospital Sanitation Program": Audit-
orum, School of Public Health, 4:00 p.
in.
Women's Research Club Banquet An-
nual Meeting - Helen V. Smith, "Wild-
flowers Through the Seasons," Michi-
gan League,;6:30 p.m.
Professional Theatre Program-Strat-
ford National Theatre of Canada -
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer
Night's Dream: Lydia Mendelssohn
Theater, 8.30 p.m.
School of Music - Composers Forum:
School of Music Recital Hall, 8:30 p.m.
(;NeiierFai notices
Science Research Club Meeting, Tue-
day, April 2, 1968, 7:30 p.m. Rackham
Amphitheatre. Agenda: Business meet-
ing - Election of Officers. Observing
Solar X-rays from a Satellite - Rich-
ard G. Teske Astronomy. Speleology

- Rane L. Curl - Chemical and Metal-
lurgical Engineering.
Linguistics Club -- Professor Gene
M. Schramm, Department of Near
Eastern Languages and Literatures,
"Semantic Categories in Hebrew," Tues-
day, April 2, 25 Angell Hall, 7:45 p.m.
May Festival Ushers: Your last chance
to sign up to usher for the 1968 May
Festival will be on Tuesday April 2nd
and from 7 pm. to 9 p.m. Some va-
cancies still exist. Come to the Box
Office of Hill Auditorium to sign up.
See Mr. Warner.
.Doctoral
Examinatlions
Robert William Scrivens, Education
Dissertation: "A Comparative Study of
Different Approaches to Teaching the
Hindu - Arabic Numberation System to
Third Graders," on Monday, April 1
at 11 a.m. in Room 3019 U.H.S. (Univer-
sity High School), Chairman: J. N.
Payne.
Christopher Mallet 'Hayden, Meteorol-
ogy, Thesis:" The Utility of Satellite
Cloud Photographs in Objective Anal-
ysis of the 500-MB Height iFeld," on
Monday, April 1 at 2 p.m. in Room
2038 East Engineering, Chairman: A.
C. Wiin-Nielsen.
{
DIAL 5-6290
NOMINATED FOR
4 ACADEMY
AWARDS

Patricia Ann Rice Sandoval, Eng-
lish Language and Literature, Dis-
sertation: "D.H. Lawrence: A Study of
His Poetic Theories," on Monday April
1 at 3:30 p.m., in Room 625 Haven Hall,
Chairman: A. L. Bader.
Arthur Lee Foley II, Anatomy, Dis-
sertation: "A Descending Vesicopressor
Pathway in the Monkey," on Monday,
April 1 at 4 p.m. in Room 4558 East
Medical, Co-Chairmen: E. W. Lauer and
C. L. Votaw,
James Howard Hedlund, Mathematics,
Thesis: "Multipliers of H-P Spaces,"
on Monday, April 1 at 4 p.m. in Room
2031 Angell Hall, Chairman: A. L.
Shields.
Kurt Frederick Lauckner, Physics,
Dissertation: "A Calculation of the
Dissociation Energy of the Hydrogen
Molecule in its Ground State," Mon-
day, April 1, 3:30 p.m. Room 618, P. A.
Bldg. Chairman: P. R. Fontana.
Placement
BUREAU OF APPOINTMENTS
3200 SAB
GENERAL DIVISION
Peace Corps Week Apr. 1-5-Inforrha-
tion center at 3524 SAB, all students
interested are invited to stop and speak
3020 Washtenaw. Ph. 434-1782
A MASTERPIECE"
-NM DAILYNEWSEDTORAL
"AN AWESOMELY
ABSORBING FILM I"
-LFE

with representatives between 9 a.m,
and 5 p.m. No appts. are necessary.
The placement exam will be given,
questionnaires must be filled out be-
fore the exam, these can be picked up
during the hours above. Speakers are
available to interested campus groups.
Arrangements should be made by call-
ing Miss Mildred Weber at 764-7460.
Postitions and opportunities for fur-
ther study recieved by General Division
call 764-7460 for further inforation.
Department of the Navy, Military Sea
Transportation Service, Brooklyn, N.Y.
-Opportunities for new graduates in
Naval Architecture and Marine or Me-
chanical Engeering to train for higher
level positions, on-the-job trng. by
professional senior staff members, field
trips, advanced post-graduate study at
Government expense.

Federal Library Services and Con-
struction Act offers Library Science
Scholarships to persons with provis-
ional acceptance to accredit library
school of his choice, stipend for each
years work with obligation to work for
one year in a Michigan public library
system. Apply before May 1. Also Stu-
dent Librarian Trainee Program,
vork-study arrangement, full time work,
summer study at Western Mich. Univ.,
and extension courses in fall and win-
ter.
United States Coast Guard - New
London, Conn. - Research Position,
Associate Professor or Professor post,
in Dept. of Physical Sciences at USCG
Academy. PhD plus 5 years research
exper, some teaching exper, also.
(Continued on Page 8)

SNEAK PREVIEW
TONIGHT AT 9:15
"CLOSELY WATCHED TRAINS" will follow
BETTER
DEAD
T HAN
HIGH WD
CAMP .
S s
MATINEE
Sunday 1 :00
Mon., Tues., Wed.
S &SAX ROMER'S
1 :0 & 300 OS O

NATIONAt GENERAL.CORPORATION
Hurry FOX EASTERN THEATRES
Positively FOH ILL
Ends Tues. , 375 No.MAPLE RD.-769-1300

Mon.-Thurs.
7:00 & 9:00

Continuous
Today
from 1 o'clock

1 TIP

DIAL
8-6416

"Exquisite is only the first word that surges in my mind as
appropriate description of this exceptional film., Its color
absolutely gorgeous. The use of music and, equally eloquent,
silences and sounds is beyondy
verbal description. The perform-
ances are perfect-that is the only"
word." - Bosley
Crowther, New
York Times. "May
well be the most
beautiful film ever
made." - News-r
week.

an
is
of

Truman Capote's
IN COLD
BLOOD
"LEAVES ONE
CHILLEDY'
-N.Y.Times
Witten for the screenand directed by
Richard Brookss
Positively no one under 16 admitted unlesS

2kh Century-Fox presents
THE DINO DE LAURENTIIS
Produwoxf
..In The Beginning
In D-150'
Color by DeLuxe
-SHOW TIME -
THURSDAY 8:00
FRIDAY 6:25 - 9:10
SATURDAY & SUNDAY 11:00
3:40 - 6:25 - 9:10

I

FR I. 7:00-9:00-11:00 SAT. 3:00-5:00-7:00-9:00-11:00
SUN. 1 :00-3:00-5:00-7:00-9"'00
WINNER
I CAD EMY
AuWwARD'
NOMINATIONS!'
0 BEST PICTURE
" BEST ACTOR DUSTIN HOFFMAN
* BEST ACTRESS ANNE BANCROFT
JOSEPH E, LEVINE 0 BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
MIKE NICHOLS KATHERINE ROSS
LAWRENCE TURMAN; * BEST DIRECTOR
'R°°" ,MIKE NICHOLS
9 BEST SCREEN
PLAY
/f " OBEST
f\rCINEMA-
I \. TOGRAPHY
I N
THE L ..
GRADUATE
ANNE BANCROFT. DUSTIN HOFFMAN KATHARINE ROSS
CALDER WILLINGHAM AND BUCK HENRY PAUL SIMON
SIMONANO GARFUNKEL LAWRENCE TURMAN
UIRECI(D BY
MIKE NICHOLS TECHNICOLORO PANAVISION*
AN4 EMBASSY PICTURES RELEASE
STARTS WEDNESDAY
NOMINATED FOR 10 ACADEMY AWARDS

i

I

togadwir

Music by Quincy Jones S.
A Colulnbia Pictures Release In Panovision
Friday
"A MATTER OF
INNOCENCE"

MON. & TUES. 8:00

1

I

so

CINM

TONIG

wietimes truth is more exciting
;HT
ENTARIES
TV SPECIALS!
Y OFA
IIhI T

'HIS MOTION PICTURE IS DEDII
THE PURSUIT OF H

APPENINGS!
. I
11
rk, :<

CBS DOCUM
HISTORY MAKING"
ANATOM

a love story of today
COLUMBIA PICTURES presents a
Stanley Kramer
production
Spencer Sidney
TRACY POITIER
Katharine
HEPBURN

ROAII

If U ~

i.'

W ..,.; . .

I

Back to Top

© 2017 Regents of the University of Michigan