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Bard's Witches Go 'Spectral'

THREE WITCHES-Anthony Holland (left), Joyce Ba.llou and Tom Ellis rehearse for their
parts in "Macbeth" {which opens tdmorrow. The new concept of the witches stems from the fact
that previously, witches were too much like the Halloween variety. It was felt Shakespeare thought
them to be symbols of evil rather than the broom-riding cackling hags to which theatre audiences

Cites Social.
Work Aims
Anticipating the progress of so-
cial work toward a "unity through
diversity of its basic skills," Prof.
Gisela Konopka of the University
of Minnesota School of Social
Work addressed the National As-
sociation of Social Workers Insti-
tute yesterday in Rackham Amphi-
In her talk on "The Roles of
Case Workers and Group Workers
in Leading Groups," Prof. Konop-
ka distinguished the function of
the group worker from that of
the case worker on the bases of
theory and method "inside social
The surprising increase in the
use of the group in social agencies
is partly a result of the pressure
of the times and partly of the na-
tural progress of social work
philosophy leading to a practical
approach, Prof. Konopka said.
Summarizes Philosophy
She surmmarized this philosophy
as a "belief in the importance and
dignity of the individual," adding
that the cultural changes pro-
duced by the world wars has led
to reaffirmation' of basic values
including interdependence.
Prof. Konopka characterized the
role of a group worker as helping
individuals to be members of
groups that are significant to them.
She emphasized the advantage of
varied experience: work with
groups of different ages, intelli-
gence levels and specific problems.
Investigation of the underlying
reasons for the isolation of an in-
dividual from the group is a pri-
mary function of the group work-
er. In order to help the individual
it is necessary to determine wheth-
er his isolation is a result of his
own behavior, the attitudes of the
others toward him or even the
pressure of social environment.
Sub Groups Arise
Stumbling blocks which can
arise within the group are sub-
groups stemming from hostile fac-
tions, intragroup bonds producing
destructive overdependency and
contagion of negative attitudes
(for instance, neighborhood atti-
tudes toward minority groups).
Success 'in group work, Prof.
Konopka continued, depends on
the worker's skill in enhancing
interaction between group mem-
bers, use of the informal situa-
tion for helping purposes, and use
of a variety of program activities.
The helping program mustbe
adapted to fit the, needs of the
individual group:

Theatre Notes

,,. .

The 1959 Drama Season Will
open Monday with Shakespeare's
Macbeth, directed by John
Charlton Heston will play the
title role and Jacqueline Brookes,
often compared to Judith Ander-
son, will play opposite him as Lady.
MacBeth. Ernest Graves will por-
tray MacDuff.
Settings for the play are by
Ballou, who won an Antoinette
Perry award for his work on
Broadway this year.
Macbeth will be performed at
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
Monday through Saturday nights,
with matinees on Thursday and
Saturday. Tickets are available at
the Lydia Mendelssohn box office,
where they will be sold daily from
10 a.m. until curtain time.
* * *
The University Symphony Or-
chestra, conducted by Josef Blatt
of the music school will present
its 111th annual concert in Hill
Aud. at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The
orchestra of 116 students will per-
form Beethoven's third symphony,
the "Eroiea" and, after intermis-
sion, Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring."
* * *
The speech department will pre-

sent "Man on a Tiger," a Hop-
wood Award play by Donald Kaul.
Grad., at 8:30 p.m. in Trueblood
Aud. on Friday and Saturday. The
play deals with the conflict be-
tween first and second generation
immigrant families, and explores
the alienation of the latter. A
bonus show on the season ticket
for the speech department plays,
individual tickets will be sold be-
ginning Monday in the Trueblood
Aud. box office.
Joe Brown, Grad., Susan Heller,
'61, and Paula McConnell, '60, will
take major roles. "Man on a Tiger"
is directed by Prof. Hugh Z. Nor-
ton of the speech department, Pat
Marthenke, '59, is student director.
* * *
"Master Pierre Patelin," an
anonymous 15th century French
farce, will be presented by the
speech department at 4:10 p.m.
tomorrow in the Frieze Bldg.
Arena Theatre. Directed by Philip
Smith, '59, this is another in the
department's series of one-act
* * *
Clyde Carpenter will conduct a
French horn ensemble in Aud. A,
Angell Hall at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
The concert, which is sponsored by
the school of music, is open to the

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portance of their role would be
hidden from the audience.
The witches will be disembodied
figures, very grotesque and anor-
phous. One witch, Holland, will be
somewhat lizardly in movement;
another, Tom Ellis, will assume
the shape of a tree; and the third
witch, Joyce Ballou, will fly about.
Costumes Formless
Their costumes will be formless
to give the amorphous feeling and
they will stay in relative stage
areas throughout the entire play.
The objective of all three is to
blend into the background as nmuch
as possible instead of taking an
active part, so to speak on the
stage as the customary witches
do, also they will have no physical
contact with each other.
To further convey the eerie feel-
ing, they will speak in a musical
monotone, each one's voice pitched
above the other and they will use
the fade out technique with their
voices seeming to hang in the air.
Godlike, Not Witchlike
Miss Ballou said they consider
themselves more as gods looking
down on the "poor mortal fools."
"In a sense we are also like the
Greek chorus when it was in its
highest form. We are not fun-lov-
ing witches, but rather outside
She also said to remove all con-
nection with the physical world,
the witches will have their faces
This being the first time any-
thing like this has ever been tried,
it will be interesting to see whether
the role of the witches will be
more effective or, since they may
be too amorphous and too much
Today 6:00 P.M.
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the observers, their prophecies may
not have the impact expected.
However, this will have, to be seen
when the play is performed.
All three people have had varied
experiences in the theatre as well
as radio and television.
Anthony Holland has played the
role of Filch in Threepenny Opera
in New York. He also played Judd
Steiner in "Compulsion" in stock
last summer.
Joyce -Ballou has the distinct
honor of being the only non-Irish
performer to act with the Abbey
Theatre, the national Irish thea-
Learning Gaelic Hard
She said her greatest difficulty
was learning Gaelic and her next
problem was relearning English
when she came back to the United
States. She has also played Nora
in "The Ploughand and the Stars"
by, Sean O'Casey In, Washington,
D. C.
Miss Ballou said the best way
to break into Broadway 'is to get
into an off-Broadway production
so that you can discover what you
really know and also you can meet
the different directors and broaden
your list of acquaintances before
you look for work on Broadway
Tom Ellis- has been in the film
"Red Skies of Montana," has
played a young lover to Tallulah
Bankhead, and he played the male
lead in Tea and Sympathy on tour
with Deborah Kerr.

DIAL.NL 2-2513

It began on a Michigan campus
and ended in the most senso-
tional trial of the day!


In summary, Prof. Konopka
evaluated the contribution of the
group worker as resulting from
knowledge of human beings in in-
teraction, understanding of the
group process and competent han-
dling of specific skills.

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Sunday at 8:00
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with Edward G. Robinson,
Burt Lancaster, Howard Duff
50 cents

Cinema Guild, petitioning for mem-
bership, petitions due May 11, 5 p.m.,
* * *
Congregational and Disciples Guild,
Merril Lecture Series: Douglas Steere,
"Spiritual Renewal," May 10, 7:30 p.m.,
Presbyterian Church.
* s
Early Registration Pass Comm., peti-
tioning for positions due May 11, 5
p.m., SAB.
* * *
French Club, film, "Orphee" by Jean
Cocteau, May 12, 8 p.m., Undergrad.

Library, Multipurpose Rm.
* S* .
Graduate Outing. Club, hiking and
biking, May 10, 2 p.m., meet in back
of Rackham (N.W. entrance.)
- * * *
Mich. Christian Fellowship, May 10,
4 p.m., Lane Hall. Speaker: Rev. H.
Englund, "How Far Will God Go?"
Petitionin'g for the position of office
manager of SGC, petitions due May 11,
5 p.m., SAB.
* """ ^" . .
Unitarian Stud. Group, meeting,
movies by Dr. D. Crary ,on Near East
Trip, May 10, 7 p.m., Unitarian Church.
Lutheran Stud. Assoc., May 10, 7:45
p.m., Luth. Stud. Chapel, Forest and
I1ill. Performance of Bach Cantata No.
37 with members of the Univ. Orches-

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IFC SING... May 11-7:30 P.M.-Hill Auditorium
Fraternity-Sorority President's Banquet and
Scholarship Awards, May 12-6:30 P.M.,
League Ballroom
Exchange Dinners, May 13 -5:30 P.M.
Fraternity Houses
PICK-UP JAZZ CONCERT ... May 13-7:00 P.M.
Clements Library
House Mothers' Desserts, May 14-730 P..,.
BRIDGE TOURNAMENT .. . May 14-7:30 P.M.


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