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TILE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14,1966

PARE TWO THE MICHIGAN DAILY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1966

THEATRE -

Kremlin Careerists

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Corialanus: Skillful, Sensitive, Prove Stable, Serious'

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But Conventional Sh

By R. A. PERRY
Coriolanus has never been a
terribly popular play. Couched in
the more compact'. poetry of
Shakespeare's later period, it fol-
lows the skepticism toward love of
Troilus and Cressida with a cynic-
ism toward .both . nobility and
crowd.
The hero is a rather overbearing
fellow whose pride in his noble
training, social position, and mar-
tial .accomplishments become as
distasteful to the audience as to
the Roman crowd who finally ban-
ish, him. His change in political al-
Iegance 'requires a 'large "suspen-
sion of disbelief," and his final
assassination by no means grieves
us as does that of other Shakes-
peare heroes,
Yet the play contains numerous
feilcities of poetry and thought
and splendid secondary roles, such
as the sly sage Agrippa or the
hero's mother Volumina (was

there ever a better name f'r a
mother?)
Although a program preface al-
ludes to modern political parallels
in Coriolanus, William Halstead
has chosen to present the conven-
tionally paced Shakespeare that
we all know too well, a show in
which too often the depth of a
speaker's mind is no deeper than
the pitch of his voice.
The lead actors are, without ex-
ception, skillful and sensitive, and
the crowd, happily enough avoids
the usual embarrassing shufflings
and mutterings. It is a shame then
that' Halstead has aimed only at
grandeur and power-make no
mistake, he achieves it-for his
actors seem capable of far more
subtlety and introspection than is
allowed them. In the rush of
whirlwind entrances and )ratory
we experience the vigor of the
drama, but hear little of the subtle
repartee which in many ways is

akiespeare MOSCOW ()-The group of
Kremlin careerists who took Ni-
kita S. Khrushchev's power away
the redeeming factor of Corio- from him two years ago has
lanus. proved to be unusually stable,
Caius Martius, as played by silent and serious.
Richard Burgwin, reeks of nobility. Communist rule in Russia has a
He stands the invincible wariior history of one man-a Lenin, a
with perfumed underarms. Burg- Stalin or a Khrushchev-concen-
win's whole demeanor-the super- trating all power in his hands.
cilious glances, the ramrod post- When Khrushchev was kicked
uring, the booming voice-is im- out Oct. 14, 1964 precedent idi-
bued with won and inculcated elf- cteot er4, ower4trge nd
esteem. His coming before the the emergence of another period
commoner - another species to of one-man rule.
him-offers one of the evenings Up to now, however, there has
highpoints. been more stability than struggle
Volumina (Julia Lacy) looks ~ visible to Kremlin watchers here.
if she stepped out of a Pompeiin MjrRao
fresco. Since her domination over Major Reason
her son must never be questioned A major reason for this is also
if Coriolanus' final submission is a major reason that enough Soviet
to be more than perfunctory, Miss Communist leaders got together to
Lacy most adroitly never lets slip oust Khrushchev: They were tired
her show of rank and power. As of being dominated by one man.
Menenius Agrippa, Robert E. Mc- They agreed then that in the fu-
Gill comes as a fresh breeze in the ture the jobs of party boss and
tumult, for he delivers his homilies premier should be combined.
with humor and deliberation, and This may be the kind of rule
he takes the time to make us con- that exists only until someone is
sider.,his own pride when rejected strong enough to get it abolished
by the steeled Coriolanus. -but it has a deterrent effect.
Virgilia (Francine Karasik) ap- Within the new leadership, the
pears succulent and weepy, and top man clearly is Leonid I. Brezh-
her part asks nothing else. The nev, 59. The Communist party
tribunes (Eric Brown and John runs the Soviet Union and Brezh-
Knox) plot effectively, but per- nev has the key party job, secre-
haps they are overly oily and sur- tary general.
reptitious, for there is much truth The party tells the government
in their cause of which they seem what to do. Premier Alexei N.
unaware. It is worth the price of Kosygin, 62, is only one voice in
a ticket, incidentally, just to see party discussions that Brezhnev
Dale Bellaire, who looks like an dominates. Kosygin has wide lati-
amalgam of Peter Lorre and Char- tude in handling economic matters
les Laughton. The entire cast are and is a skillful diplomat, but his
to be commended on sustaining a authority is limited.
high level of theatrical reality. Brezhnev emphasized where the
On the technical side, the cos- power lies by personally leading
tumes as designed by Zelma Weis- talks with renchPresident Char-
feld are superb; the set, as mono- les de Gaulle last June. Kosygin
lithic as the direction, suffers from and Soviet President Nikolai V.
non-existent lighting effects. Podgorny, 63, sat by silently.
The University of Michigan Party Confer
Players are to be commended on The party is run by its Polit-
their premier production; they de- buro, with 11 and 8 candidate
serve a filled Trueblood Audito- members, and by a secretariat of
rium. 10 persons. The membership of

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these two groups has evolved a
little but not changed radically in
two years.
The four persons who are both
full Politburo members and secre-
taries are the most obviously im-
portant party leaders. Brezhnev is
one.
Service
The man with longest service
in both groups is Mikhail A. Sus-
lov, 36. He delivered the indict-*
ment of Khrushchev at the secret:
ouster meeting. But for ill health
and, possibly, a lack of ambition,
he might now be the top man
instead of Brezhnev.
Suslov is a silent backroom par-
ty organizer, uninterested in public
roles. Lately, however, he has been
doing things like receiving Com-
munist ambassadors in Brezhnev's
absence. This indicates that he
may be the No. 2 man within theI
party:
But Suslov is not regarded by
observers here as a possible suc-
cessor to Brezhnev. Attention fo-
cuses on the other two politburo-
secretariat members, Andrei P.
Kirlenko, and Alexander N. Sheie-
pin.
Kirilenko joined the secretariat
only last April, apparently as a
Brezhnev protege. His 60th birth-
day last month was given more
publicity than any other soviet
leader has had since Khrushchev
on his 70th birthday, April 17,
1964.

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and is "encouraging the Regents
to- -invite the faculty committee
for continued, discourse" on the
possible candidates.
Will Continue Research
Miss Bahr said she hoped the
student committee would also re-
main active after their list is sent
in,, and that they would continue
research on the submitted names
and any; others that. they might
wish to consider. She also voiced A
hope that students might meet
with the Regents to discuss the
candidates together-
There will probably be no deci-
sion by the Regents until late
this year or early next year.
The faculty proposals have
emerged from a thorough study
centered around whatkEastman
describes as the "Troika" sys-
tem. The troika is a subcommit-
tee composed of three faculty

members who have been assigned
one of five areas such as private
colleges or large public universi-
ties, to examine for the best pos-
sible men in that category.
The committee would request
biographical information on a par-
ticular man from the research
staff, headed by Prof. Howard
Peckham, director of the Clements
Library. Any name requested from
the central research staff would
also be forwarded to the students
and alumni, so that all could keep
abreast on the activities and con-
siderations of the others.
Work Over Summer
The bulk of the faculty and
student investigations occurred
over the summer. Dossiers were
prepared by the research staff
including the individual's writings
and any articles that may have
been written about him.

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