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Mozart's 'Cosi Fan Tutti' To Open Tomorrow

Higher Fii

'some renting of uniforms,"ie In Libraries
continued. "but this was kept to
an absolute minimum."'
Production DifficultTe policy of higher finesfor
Crews, composed of various overdue library books was de-
members of speech classes, have scribed as "tremendously success-
had a difficult job, Prof. Bender ful" by Prof. Frederick L. Wag-
declared. He noted that produc- man. Director of the University
tion in Trueblood Auditorium is Library.
very difficult because there is no The new fine schedule, initiated
extra lighting and little space' Oct. 22, of 25 cents per day for
Added to this is the fact that many overdue books has reduced the
crew members and props are being perceintage of books kept out for
used for "The Matchmaker" which longer than the two-week period
is currently playing at the Lydia to one-fifth of that of the same
Mendelssohn Theatre. period a year ago, according to
Choreography is directed by the Prof. Wagman.
women's physical education de- Frd L. Dimock, director of the
partment, Prof. Bender added". The General Library, explained that
department also supplies most of'Gnrlatindartenedfth
the dancers, although it has not circulation department of the


---Daily-Wiliam Kimball-
"COSI FAN TUTTI"-Mozart's comic opera, which is titled in English "They All Do It," will be pre-
sented tomorrow night in Trueblood Auditorium. The show is directed by Prof. Joseph Blatt of the
music school and Prof. Jack Bender of the speech department, who have spent three months working
out the production. The opera is one of the three produced by the speech and music departments
throughout the year. The production was first presented in Vienna in January, 1790, a commission
from Emporer Joseph II.
The first step, Prof. Blatt re- It is harder than most people of what we have on hand," he
ted, was to learn the music and realize to be an actor and a singer said. These were designed and
le words separately. When this at the same time, Prof. Blott re- constructed fairly early in the
marked, semester.
accomplished vocal line, expres- Small Budget Costumes, too, are mostly the
on and meaning have to be com- Prof. Bender indicated that the remnants of past theatre produc-
ned to produce one harmonious budget for the opera was small, tions or are borrowed from neigh-
"fect. especially as compared to the boring colleges, Prof. Bender said.
amount of money given for the Players will be sporting costumes
He said that in opera, unlike production of "Barber of Seville" which have been seen in both
her forms of drama, "the play- this spring. "Consequently, our Michigan State and Wayne State
s cannot pause even a minute to settings are pretty much the result universities plays. "There was
imnose themselves or to take a __ _

always been this way.
Prof. Bender recalled that pro-
duction of opera at the University
was begun during the early thirties
when "The 'Bartered Bride" was
presented. 'This first production
was an exception, however," Prof.
Bender reported. "Most of the first
things we did were operettas such
as 'The Chocolate Soldier' and a
number of others by Gilbert and'
Break Tradition
The tradition of light opera was
broken when "Cavalleria Rusti-'
cgna" was given a number of
years later, he continued. "It was
the first and only opera we ever
did in the original language."
"Currently," Prof. Bender said,
"we are producing three operas
during the year, one of them in
the summer session." He indicated
that the present policy seems
satisfactory and probably would
be continued. ,

the purpose of the new fine sched-
ule is not to penalize students but
to remind them to bring back
their books on time. He added
that the doubling of circulation
that has occurred in the libraries
is, in part, tied to the fact that
students are bringing books back
sooner in response to the higher
In saying that student reaction
to the new fines is generally favor-'
able, Mr. Dimock pointed out that
most of those people who objected
to paying the higher fines agree
that they are necessary.
Mr. Dimock concluded by saying
that the decrease in the number
of overdue books is having an-
other desireable effect, in addition
the increasing circulation, the li-
brary staffs do not have to devote
as much time to sending out re-
minder postcards and processing
overdue books. Thus they are free
for other tasks.

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Socialism and Individuals
Discussed at SGC Seminar

William Evans, '59, added that
great profit means great power,
which has such great influence on
the government that it becomes
government itself.
A true socialist government
would not be detrimental to the
individual, Haber pointed out. The
basic objects of Socialism are equal
distribution of rewards, govern-
ment control of basic industries
and equal opportunity, which im-
plies a total reorganization of so-
ciety to provide equal education,
housing and jobs.
Restriction on the individual re-
sults from the Socialist belief that
a major governmental organ is
needed to insure that all profit
is used for social gain, since the
doctrine teaches that individuals
of paramount wealth will not use
it to alleviate poverty.
Mentions Sacrifice
Some sacrifices have to be made
to every idea, Ahmed Belkhodja,
Grad., added. If there has to be
a victim of Socialism, it might as
well be the artist, since he is
generally clever enough to figure
a way out.
In conclusion, George Haniotis
explained that democratic so-
cialism is, not a detriment as long
as the government doesn't inter-
fere or threaten the incentive to
progress for the individual as well
as the general welfare.
"Immigration: Policies and
Laws" will be the topic for today's
seminar, which meets at 3 p.m.
in the University Club Dining
Room in the Union.
Grant Leave
To Vroman
The Regents grantedrpermission
yesterday for Clyde Vroman, the
director of admissions, to make
a two-week trip to Japan.
Vroman is making the trip in
order to do some research.

Tuesday, Wednesday-8 P.M.
Box office open Tomorrow, Tuesday, Wednesday
December 15, 16;117
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