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PAGE TWO.

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 1967

PAGE TWO TIlE MIChIGAN DAILY FRIDAY. JANUARY 20, 1967

THEATRE
Drama of Racial Conflict and Traditional
OJ'Neill Play Offer Provocative Double Bil

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETINI

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KATHYO'BRIEN
LINDA GREENBERG

'y ANN L. MARC10
the Jones' are keeping .good
company this week in a double
billing presented by ,the Dept. of
ComparatiVe Literature The first
of the tvo one act plays is "Dutch-.
man"' Written by the contempo-.
,rary Negro playwright, . Leroi
Jones, tpe play, tells the, post-
Freudian infused story of a young
bourgeois Negro, -played by Don
Morrow, who iaccsted by a will-
ful 'and eroti blond, Kathleen
* Totmson. ;
Provokedby the biting wit and
"seductive mocking of Lula, Clay
emerges from his role as what he
calls a "middle class fake white
man" to an angry representative
of the Negroe's resentment of the
whitein.
Some 6f the languiage is harsh
but very appropriate. Much of it i
poetic. Upon first encounter with
Clay, Lula tells him quie vividly
"You look like you live in New
Jersey with your parents and are
trying, to grow a beard. You.look
like you read Chinese poetry and
drink lukewarm tea."
The bitterness is often captured
in a humorous allusion. For -in-
starne,:at one.high dramatic poin
Clay visualizes, a mirror and says
"Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who's
tie fairest of them all?" Then he
turns violenitly o tula and growls
"Snow White, baby, and you bet-
ter elieve it." Here he refutes
her attemp t to draw him into hex
dark sensuality and her almosi
complete identification with him
Tiedtogether by a similar com-
bina ion -of tbocology- and psychol-
ogy but ina more traditional man-
ner, is Eugene O'Neill's "The Em-
peror Jone." Brutus Jones,.playe
bY 'ai old Ann Arbor favorite
Charles Thomas, is a runaway
prisoner who has found employ.
°ient as an emperor on a smal
island. Paralleling the Oedipu
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THIS WEEK:
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J09ephvon Stenberg's
y.
ANGEL.
Marlene Dietrich,
Emil Jannings
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Charlie Chaplin's
MONSI EUR
VERDOUX
with Martha Raye
Sunday night show
followed by
discussion with
Leslie Fiedler
7:00 & 9:05
ARCHITECTURE AUD.
STILL ONLY 50cin

legend, Jones is destroyed by his
pride. Confronted with loneliness
and threat of an assassination,
Jones not only relives the experi-
ence of his race but comes to sym-
bolize man who is powerless
against the world. He is hurtled
back down 'the long progressive
trail of social fears, back to fear
itself.
Although O'Neill s play does not
have as important a statement, as
Jones, his style is quite reward-

ing. Director Donald Harms has
achieved a plausible rendition of
the numerous scene shifts, and
the alternation of the stage's
darkness intensifies Brutus' ex-
perience.
After the abrupt message of the
first play, the almost abstracted
character of Brutus serves as a
relief. Once again the audience is
made aware of the common des-
tiny of man and the subtleties of

mistic, but he does not possess the
acute severity of Jones.
Another similarity of the plays
is in their experimental nature.
Although O'Neill wrote this play
over thirty years ago, it still is
representative of the break from
the provincial theatre that preced-
ed him. He was not content to
stay within the boundaries of tra--
ditional morality. Almost all hisI
work is a personal reflection of{

race. O'Neill is by no- means opti- I his philosophy.

Marlene in The Blue Angel':
Schmaltz with a German Polish

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Day Calendar
Bureau of Industrial Relations Sem-
inar - "How To Install Theory Y":
Michigan Union, 8:30 a.m.
Bureau of Industrial Relations Sem-
inar-" How To Plan, Install, Conduct,
and Measure Management Training":
Michigan Union, 8:30 a.m.
Dept. of Psychiatry Lecture- Sally
Provence, M.D., Child Study Center,
Yale University, "Psychological and
Physical Symptoms in Early Child-
hood": Children's Hospital Aud., 4:30
p.m.
School of Music Degree Recital-Susan
Cowden, flute: Recital Hall, 8:30 p.m.
Special Seminar: Dr. P. W. Le Quesne,
University of British Columbia, will
speak on "Total Synthesis of Nine-
Membered Ring Indole Alkaloids and
Related Compounds." on Fri., JTan. 20.
at 4 p.m. in Room 1300 of the Chemistry
Bldg.
Southern Asia Club: A meeting will

be held at 12 noon, Friday, in the
Commons Room of Lane Hall. Election
of new officers will be held and Mrs.
Sontari Swvipakit of Thailand will
Applications for Faculty Research
(Continued on Page 8)
ORGAN IZATION
NOTICES

By JAMES MAYO
What Shakespeare didn't-have
"The Blue Angel" lacks :too. The,
plot is unbelievably bad, the
characters corny, but somehow
you like it. The players are -the
thing as Marlene . Dietrich, _the
leftover bombshell of World War
I, comes to you in black and white
with legs no multicolored peacock
possess. No women hath the fury
of Herr Professor Rath (Emil
Jannings) scorried as he professes
dying devotion to the sophisticated
swinger Lola Lola (Marlene).
This is a comedy where every-
body laughs as Herr Professor
teaches and a tragedy when no-
body laughs as Herr Professor acts.
You know the scene where the
clown comes in and everybody
cries. It's there. Or the one where
the bird sings no longer as the
professor does his swan song. It's

there. Or even the floozy chorus
girl who wants to hold on to her
legs and forgets the old cuckoo,
cuckolded fool who loves her. Long
live the super, super stereotype.
The movie is good if you like
schmaltz, -not overdone, but en-
gineered with a German precision.
The touches are not always evi-
dent. Note for example how the
sea hooks on the dancing floor
symbolize the poor fate :of Herr
Professor, a blue angelfish who
replaces the old sea captain in
fighting for Marlene's love. Watch
also the change in Herr Profes-
sor's hats from the proud stove-
pipe in the beginning to the
crumpled mass on his head at the
end.
The acting is excellent. Mar-
lene is beautifully inexplicable
and her style is mother sex. Emil

beautifully explicable as you an-
ticipate his failures and future.
This film while faintly suggest-
ing the rising Hitler Germany of
the punk kids defying their teach-
ers and the teacher's wrapped up
in their Victorian lives has some-
how managed to escape from its
time just as the character stereo-
types escape into your imagina-
tion and feeling. Then again may-
be it's just Marlene's legs.

and
SUSAN SMITH

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NOUNCEMENTS is available to officially
recognized and registered student or-
ganizations only. Forms are available
in Room 1011 SAB.
La Sociedad Hispanica, Una Tertulia,
cafe, conversacion, musica, Mon., Jan.
23, 3-5 p.m., 3050 Frieze Bldg. Vengan
todos.
Newman Student Association, Com-
munity mass and supper, Jan. 20, 5
p.m., Newman Center, 331 Thompson.
Newman Student Association, Sister
Francella, music coordinator of the
Archdiocese of Detroit: "Contemporary
Music-Is It Really Profane?", Jan. 20,
7 p.m., Newman Center, 331 Thompson.
U. of M. Chess Club, Meeting, Jan.
20, 7:30 p.m., Room 3D, Michigan Un-
ton.
Square Dance Club, Dance, Jan. 21,
8-11 p.m., Women's Athletic Bldg. All
students, faculty and staff are invited
to come join the fun.
* * *
Hillel Foundation, Sabbath service,
Dr. Michael Inbar, asst. professor of
sociology on Negro-Jewish relations.
Jan. 20, 7:15 p.m., 1429 Hill.

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Dept. of Comparative Literature
presents:

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THE EMPEROR JONES
by Eugene ONeill
and

SIMON AND' GARFU NKEL

Jannings

as Hrerr ±roiessr is I

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LESLIE FIEDLER
will controversially
appear NOT tonight but
Tomorrow at
Cinema Guild

Le Roi Jone's
DUTCHMAN
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
WED.-SAT., JAN. 18-21
$2.00, $1.50, $1.00
Box office opens 10 a.m.
Monday before performance

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8:30P.M.

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Hill Auditorium

$3.00, $2.50, $2.00

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CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
A DAZZLING DISPLAY OF
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