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-Associated Press
Bombs pushed on deck of the Sixth Fleet aircraft carrier U.S.S. Amgerica will be loaded on
the ship's planes while the America is cruising in the eastern Mediterranean Saturday. The United
States yesterday denied Egyptian charges that U.S. and British planes attacked Arab forces
in Jordan and provided air cover for Israel.
fee Claim of U.S. Involvement


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NGTON (1) - U.S. an- ica for allegedly supporting Is-
ard Cairo's free-swing- ra'el
es against the United Some here suggested President
imaxed by yesterday's Gamal Abdel Nasser was desper-
relations-as arl Egyp- ately swinging away at make-be-
t to save face from a lieve western enemies in order to
g military defeat by tiny save his political life at home and
his aspirations for Arab world
s the assessment of most leadership.
n officials as the course A second interpretation of Nas-
ddle East war was ac- ser's motive is that by accusing the
I by a rising crescendo United States of involvement in
cusations against Amer- the war on Israel's side, he hopes

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the Mi
Arab ac

Israeli Shell Fire Kills
8 Indians in UN Force

to bring in Soviet help. This in-
terpretation does not get much
backing from Washington offi-
cials, however.
U.S. officials said Moscow has
shown little inclination to move
any Russian forces into the fray.
For their part, U.S. policymakers
seemed determined not to be goad-
ed by Nasser into sending U.S.
Marines into the inflamed area.
But even if he cannot lure
America into a military involve-
ment which would bring in the So-
viets, Nasser can still use as a
cover-up for his own military fail-
ures a charge that Israeli forces
were joined by the mighty United
This was the commonest expla-
nation here for Cairo's claims that
U.S. carrier-based planes had
helped in the attack on Egypt.
The U.S. government insists
strenuously that it has kept its
armed forces far away from the
Nasser's speed in following up
with the ultimate diplomatic move
-a break in relations - gave the
United States no chance to press
the Egyptians for any evidence
of their allegations.
The strongest immediate con-
cern by U.S. policymakers about
the rising anti-U.S. crescendo in
the Arab world is for the safety
of Americans there.
Some 40,000 U.S. *citizens are in
the danger area. American embas-
sies, consulates and other U.S.
symbols have come under, mob, at-
tack but so far, there have been
no reports of injury to Americans.
U.S. officials said their prime
aim in swift public rebuttal to the
Cairo-fomented accusations was
to prevent Arab passions from get-
ting, out of hand and threatening
a blood bath of Americans

.Editor's Note: Andrew Lugg, a
Daily writer who is presenting
"Oedipus Rex" at Canterbury
House next week, outlines in
this article the sort of theatre
that he believes should be pro-
duced in Ann Arbor. In this way
he implies his reasons for at-
tempting an experimental ver-
sion of the Sophocles tragedy.
The views presented here should
only be attributed to the author.
They are not necessarily the
views of individual members of
the cast of Oedipus Rex.
"Theatre is dead," they say. But
in spite of the 'theatre-pessimists
and in spite of the assertion of
Lenin and others that film is the
art medium of the twentieth cen-
tury, there is no reason why this
should be so.
Certainly film and the plastic
arts rely on new ways of expres-
sion for their development, per-
formance being toall intents and
purposes a one shot affair. By the
time the artist has completed his
work, interpretation has been set.
These arts have no organic growth
as they are exhibited.
Quite different is the life of a
play (or a piece of music) which
might undergo much modifica-
tion between its inception and its
actual presentation. A director is
as important as the playwright.
Pessimist Indictment
All this is obvious. However it
is just this fact-that plays have
to be interpreted-that the thea-
tre-pessimists wickedly use in their
indictments of the art.
More specifically, they say that
interpretation means to most di-
rectors the process of finding out
what is in the play for the play-
wright. More often than not in-
terpretation is criticism, not crea-
tion. (There is a difference.)
These directors have too much
respect for the virginity of the
playwright's "thought."
They are hung up with the pre-
ciousness of the scripting. They
are establishing a theatre museum,
not a theatre, which in the con-
ventional Arthur Miller-type de-
scription is a dynamic force in the
No, there seems to me to be
nothing wrong with the idea of the
theatre-museum (we have three-
The Arena, The Trueblood and
Lydia Mendelssohn), provided that
it is supplemented by, maybe even
subservient to, a dynamic, experi-
mental theatre (which does not
exist here at all).
Our dearth of experimental
theatre shows an alarming lack of
interest, on the part of the theatre
people of the town, in the process
of creating a theatre-heritage for
our time. This charge must be
forcefully directed at those bas-
tions of culture, the speech and
drama department and our profes-
sional theatre companies.
Individuals associated w i t
these organizations usually reply
when I make this charge that Ann
Arbor audiences are not ready for
experimental theatre. "O.K. for
Europe and possibly New York, but

Ann Arbor, that's a different
story," they say,
What am I asking them to pre-
sent which is beyond the intel-
ligence of the people of this town?
A start might be very simply
a radical performance of Shake-
speare, Peter Hall style. I mean,
for example, when Hall, the di-
rector of the English Royal Shake-
speare Company, presented "Ham-
let" with David Warner ("Mor-
gan") as the alienated young in-
tellectual. This was a compelte
transformation of the established
mode of presenting Hamlet, an in-
terpretation that laid more em-
phasis on the world around us
than on the workings of Elizabeth-
an tragedy.
Better still would be a Maro-
witz-like version of the same play.
Charles Marowitz said (Tulane
Drama Review No. 34) that "the
play was spliced up into a collage
with lines juxtaposed, sequences
rearranged, characters dropped or
blended, and the entire thing
played out in fragments which ap-
peared as subliminal flashes out of
Hamlet's life."
With this Marowitz not only
gave us a dynamic version of the
play which told us many new
things about character and ways
of presenting the old .masters, but
also laid down the foundations of
the Brooks/Marowitz "Theatre of
Cruelty"-a thorough-going in-
vestigation into some of Artaud's
ideas on theatre-which may be
justified at the most naive level
by noting that this work resulted
in the Royal Shakespeare Com-
pany' "Marat-Sade."
New Theatre
Readers who saw the fine copy
of the R.S.C.'s version presented
here earlier this year will appre-
ciate my argument for a new type
of theatre. Marat-Sade extended
us both intellectually and emo-
Is one such play in a season
enough and further is this play, it-
self, going sufficiently far in its
investigation of theatre?
First we must note that the
Marat-Sade here was very much a
copy of the Brook's production and
that we only got it at all because
it had been, through careful ad-
vertising on Brook's part, endorsed
by the New York critics. Even be-
fore it had arrived it had been
accepted by the culture-mongers.
It could not fail.
Not Enough
Good, but not good enough!
We have a long way to go. Every
aspect of the theatre must be re-
evaluated. To illustrate this point
we might construct a list of de-
mands for the theatre-personnel
of this town.
They should be seeking (in
Richard Schechner's words) "a
theatre space (with the) flexibility
of electronic maneuver, the mon-
tage ability of film, the audience
mobility of an accident on the
They should be working on a
couple of major performances
which inchide the combined skills
of composers of electronic music

Sexless Doris Day's 'Caprice'
Depicts New Saggy Dog Story

Theatre for

who live in the town: members of exactly what it is in 1967 and toeverywhere and above all not be
the Once Group, with their con- justify its existence. afraid of being wrong.
siderable experience in the field They should be working for I guess for most of us, anyway,
of events, happenings and the some productions that cost $500 that we would like to see some
like; and . . . and tickets that cost 50c. of these things, at least as a sup-
They should be arguing against They should be. performing plays plement to our regular theatre-
the new theatre project with its by new American playwrights fare. We do not want an ns'ti-
conventional stage and palace-of- (Claude van Italie, Ronald Tavel tutionalized academic theatre with
culture outlook. and the rest). They should realize its neatly packaged culture. We
Subsidized Company that there are more relevant play- would like some proof that the
They should be arguing for a wrights around than Edwart Albee theatre-guardians, hereabouts, are
theatre company which is sub- and Arthur Miller. interested in theatre rather than
sidized and which can spend long They should be thinking in in the game of playing Broadway
periods of time training and de- terms of grand schemes such as a stereotypes.
veloping new theatre-forms (as Pinter retrospective-all the Pin- There is abundant talent both
with the Brook-Marowitz "Thea- ter plays in a week. among the student acting popula-
tre of Cruelty"). They should be thinking about tion and in the town. Why are
A theatre different from the taking performaces out onto the there no theatre-visionaries put-
technological theatre will supple- streets or into the Arb, into the ting it to good use?
ment it and be free to investigate coffee houses, the Union, or even Finally, we should be aiming
different problems. These investi- (as some New Yorkers have done) at changing the old Broadway
gations should be part of a total into the Laundramats. maxim-"If you think this is bad,
reappraisal of theatre, to find out They should be experimenting go to Ann Arbor."

I've always had a pet theory
about Doris Day and her new
vehicle "Caprice" reinforces it.
Doris Day is the modern equiva-
lent of Mae West. Where Mae
West once parodied sex, Doris Day
mocks the career woman's super-
efficient sterility. While this may
seem like a rather contrived ex-
planation, what could possibly ex-
plan how a grown woman could
successfully merchandize such an
extravagant display of sexlessness
There is a touchingly romantic

moment at the film's end where
our fortyish heroine is chastely-
nestled in bed with her new twen-
ty-three year old husband (Rich-
ard Harris). Miss Day coos at him
"Now I want you to promise to
give up all women." She blushes
in her own inimitable way and
adds, "That is, except me." She
just has no idea how unnecessary
her last comment was.
Doris Day comes across as the
master creation of a mad scientist
who fiendishly blended the worst
features of a befreckled ten year-

Traditions Shallow, Dull
In Girl with Green Eyes'


ary-General U Thant reported to
he Security Council yesterday
that Israeli shell fire killed three
nore Indian soldiers with the UN
Emergency Force, raising to eight
he number of Indians dead in
Earlier yesterday in New Delhi,
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi ac-
:used Israel of making a deliber-
ate and unprovoked attack on the
JNEF in Gaza, killing five and in-
.uring others.
Direct Fire
In a written report, Thant said
JNEF headquarters in Gaza came
under direct Israeli artillery fire
M'onday night, and that Maj. Gen.
J. Pikhye, Indian commander
>f UNEF, was forced to abandon
his headquarters due to a direct
lit that knocked out radio com-
Thant said three Indian soldiers I


An Arbor

were killed and three wounded in
the artillery attack. He had re-
ported previously that five In-
dian soldiers with UNEF were kill-
ed by Israeli fire.
"I am protesting to the Israeli
government the shelling of UNEF
headquarters and the tragic loss
of life caused by it," he said.
Mrs. Gandhi said in a state-
nent to the lower house of Parlia-
ment: "I do not wish to address
harsh words or use strong lan-
guage, but Israel has escalated
the situation into an armed con-
flict which now has assumed the
proportions of a full-scale war.
"If it is not stopped in time,
this will spread on a much wider
scale, and world peace will be
in grave peril.
"We are making earnest efforts
to effect a cease-fire and to go
back to the positions occupied by
Israel and the Arabs on June 4."

"Girl with Green Eyes" is a shal-
low film which presumes to be
important. Since it's, more dull
than bad you keep wondering why
you want to leave.
Its "motif," innocence vs. ex-
perience, is played out in a love
affair between young girl (Rita
Tushingham) and the man twice
her age (Peter Finch). She's an
Irish commoner from country and
convent, he a divorced Trinity
College intellectual who's done
several bad books.
She and her huge, aggressive
roommate (Lynn Redgrave) go to
Dublin to whoop it up. Then he
appears and she's capivated the
second time she lays green eyes
on him, in, of course, a book-
store. He knows too much, and at
first keeps his lofty distance, not
wanting to buffet . the anguishes
of "passion, emotion."
Platonic Visits
But her "mixture of innocence
and guile," her just being, not
thinking, lures him on. She pays
platonic visits to his country house
(it's equipped with setterrsurly
housekeeper, "writer's" room) ;
then he takes her technical in-
nocence; then they make an un-
official marriage, "forever," she
vows. "For as long as we're hap-
py," he insists.

All along he makes sure to tell
her the hard insights of experi-
ence: "We all leave one another,
we die, we change, we outgrow
our best friends." This, the ap-
parent moral of the piece, proves
His "sophisticated" Trinity
friends turn up and she can't cope
with them, nor with a memento
from his ex-wife. She starts
thinking and becomes a nag. He
discovers that the wanton child,
was an illusion. Old men and
young girls work only in books,
he announces; "I can't start again*
from scratch on a purely simple
Exit to England
She and the roommate go to
England where she gets over it
and thinks of going to school.
The film isn't spoiled only by
transparency. It needs "edge": no
tone of gaiety or bewilderment is
ever brought to sharpness. It
doesn't even tap a visual mood
from the ready Irish scene.
And the people are unengaging:
vita Tushingham, though she's
supposed. to be a wood-sprite, looks
more an empty kitchen frau mug-
ging at the camera. Peter Finch
obviously doesn't quite know what
a writer is; he tries to look brood-
ing, but would be cast better as a
private detective.

old tomboy With the least appeal-
ling characteristics of a middle-
aged matron. Throughout the
movie she desperately strives to
look chic in a dazzling, array of
outfits featuring such "in" en-
sembles as matching red polka-
dotted dress and crash-helmet-
type hat. Her hairdo could prob-
ably be best described as an ex-
aggerated Buster Brown in dish-
water blonde.
'Heady Overdose'
The reason for intensely la-
menting on Miss Day's appearance
is primarily because the movie is
litle more than a heady overdose
of her awesome cinematic talents.
The film is boldly billed as a
comedy in which the "suspense is
incredible." But the two hour or-
deal is so utterly devoid of comedy
and the suspense is so utterly
transparent, that all you are left
with is the incredibly ubiquitous
Doris Day.
The appalling dramatic defects
of this epic failure hre graphically
delineated in the climactic scene.
We have Doris Day being pursued
down a steep Swiss ski slope by a
masked arch-fiend firing again
and again at her retreating form.
And her retreating shapeless form
is one of the most sitting targets
in the history -of filmdom for she
is wearing a canary yellow zor-
roesque ski outfit. Overhead her
hero, youthful Richard Harris,
manfully tries to rescue her by
means of a rope ladder dangling
from a hovering helicopter. He
recklessl'y climbs down the rope
himself to save indefatigible Doris
Day as she disappears screaming
over an Alpine cliff. The scene
ends with the couple dangling
from the semi-detached rung of a
rope ladder swinging to and fro
over an incredibly deep chasm.
With action like this, who needs
And this film' bends over back-
wards to ensure that laughter will
in no way interfere with one's en-
joymentJ of Miss Day in larger
than life color. And for those few
of us to whom Doris Day is remi-
niscent of a despised sixth grade
teacher, there is always the solace
of an overpriced bag of popcorn.

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