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Wimlble Views Mod(


3 main problem facing the
American playwright is the
nt agitation that the Ameri-
heatre should become
ly', as typified by reaction
t Tennessee Williams," Bar-
imble, '62, author of "Faces
lte," said yesterday.

'Almost more than any other
, theatre has to deliver its
ssage in a specified amount of
ne to a specified audience. Audi-
ces want plays to be atypical
society-this is a ridiculous de-
e since society is characterized
emotional sickness, which must
.d its way into theatre produc-
ns. The honest playwright must
press his condition, not indulge
moralistic drama," he contin-
:. \ ,
'American theatre is asking the
wywright to be oblivious to the
te of society. It is the common
nfiict between entertainment
d art, between escapism and the
empt to say something worth-
iile. Theatre must say something
al about our times."
Definite Philosophy
Considering his own ideas and
hniques of writing, Wimble said
at although a definite philosophy
en forms the background of
my writers and their work, his
)cedure is just, the opposite. "I
m the characters first, and then
ure out a situation which will
ow them to interact. From these
eractions comes a philosophy,
ich is Iependent upon the char-
ers and their situation, so that
,Jh play is a separate experience,"
Wimble tends to express recog-
able, emotional conflicts rather
an broader, more abstract sym-
Ls. "The characters interact in,
emotional way. I have yet to
ite a play about social or politi-
1 ideas. I deal in personalities,

rather than larger, more ambigu-
ous things," he noted.
"There are two types of writers,
inductive and deductive. The in-
ductive imagination is typified by
Hemingway, who wrote from his
own experience. The deductive
writer receives all sorts of stimuli,
but they are buried rather than
transmitted directly. I am of this
latter type," he said.
Unconscious Synthesis
"The play is an unconscious
synthesis of what I have absorbed.
There is no distinction as to which
of the two'is better. I have never
written about a character that I
can honestly say I knew from
experience," he explained.
"Dialogue cannot be wholly real-
istic. The primary purpose of dia-
logue is to articulate thoughts in
physical movement. The action
must be as great, if not greater
than, the thought behind it.
"Lines must be used on stage in
a very practical, mechanical way,
leading to climax and resolution.
The audience must get ideas with
a surrounding layer of emotion
and color. Dialoguemust fuse idea
and movement in order to have an
impetus greater than that of the
lines themselves," he emphasized.
"The play changes when it is
interpreted by actors and actresses.
Misrepresentation by actors and
directors can ruin a play, but
Osgood To Speak
On Foreiga Policy
Prof. Charles Osgood of the
psychology department at the
University of Illinois will hold a
discussion on "Graduated Reci-
procation in Tension-Reduction,
A Key to Initiative in Foreign
Policy," at noon tomorrow in Rm.
3065 Frieze Bldg.





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Mike Seeger
Tom Paley
john Cohen

ern Playsk
the more plays one writes, the
closer he comes to being able to
reproduce in his writing what will"
actually take place on stage,":
Wimble declared.
"On this campus, some plays'
have suffered because the author'sr
intentions were misinterpreted-
which could be the fault of either'
the author or the director. Anyh
good play, like great music, should>
be capable of great latitude in
interpretation and still convey ther
author's intentions. It is ridiculousE
to suppose that there is only one,
way to present a given play. If its
is good, it should be capable of}
holding up under various interpre-
tations," he said.
"Understanding thoroughly the
mechanical structure of the playF
is the main technical problem fac-'
ing the playwright. Structure must
be absorbed until it becomes intui-
tive-the dialogue will not come
naturally until then. Many plays
fail because the authors do not
understand fully what they are
trying to do, and 'fake' their way VIOLINIST - The Choral Un
out of plot difficulties," he said. featuring Yehudi Menuhin at 2:
Philosophical Outcome The program will include selectio
"It is the structure of character Debussy, Bartok and Pagani.
and plot that must eventually lead
to a philosophical outcome. A PROGRAM NOTES:
teacher advised me to type out
the main object of a play and put CrI
it on my desk. This means not toOT E
i n m dek is m a s no totbecome so involved in detail as to
forget where the play is going," he
Considering the value of creative
writing courses, Wimble stated
that they are "exceedingly helpful Violinist Yehudi Menuhin will
only if the teacher is willing toipresent the sixth concert in the
help the student express himself. Choral Union Series at 2:30 p.m.
today at ]Kill Aud. The program
Tel will include: "Sonata in F major,
1Op. 24" by Beethoven; "Fantasy
for Solo Violin" by Ross Lee Fin-
ney; "Sonata in G minor" by
,PDebussy; "Roumanian Dances" by
Bartok, and "La Campanella" by
The historic Cutting Apart- Paganini.
ments at 705 S. State St., con-
structed in 1904, will be demolished Opera . . .
this summer to make way for a The New York City Opera, with
University parking lot. Julius Rudel, General Director,
Approximately 40 people live in conducting, will present Puccini's
the building which contains 20 "Madame Butterfly" at the Ma-
apartments and one office. They sonic Auditorium in Detroit for
have been notified that they must one performance, at 8:20 p..
vacate the building by June 30. Friday. Elisabeth Carron will sing
The three-story brick building the title role.
was purchased last year by the Orchestra . .
University specifically for a park- The Cleveland Orchestra, di-
ing lot. "The need for parking rected by George Szell, will pre-
facilities in that area of the cam-
pus is very urgent," Vice-President sent the second concert in the
for Business and Finance Wilbur Extra Series at 8:30 p.m. Thursday
K. BieronessandFnW at Hill Aud.
K. Pierpont said. The program will include: "Sym-
phony No. 92 in G major (Ox-
ford)" by Haydn; "Concert Music
for String Orchestra and Bras
Instruments, Op. 50" uy Hinde-
mith, and "Symphony No. 2 in
DIAL 5-6290 D major, Op 73" by Brahms.
HELD OVER! Concert...
Carl Weinrich, guest organis
Through Wednesday and director of music at Princeton
AUDREYUniversity Chapel, will give apub-
lic concert at 8:30 p.m. Tuesda
HE B RN at Hill Aud.
Included in the program will be:
"Fantasy and Fugue in G minor'
-o . .e and "Canonic Variations on th
extraordinary.. glitteing Christmas Hymn, 'Von Himme
GOhch"' by Bach; "Fantasy in F
.Servn wonderful fun it minor" by Mozart; "Pavana: Th
Earle of Salisbury" and Variation
on 'Will you walke in the woode
soe wylde' " by Williams Byrd
AT N"Fantasy in Echo Style" by Jan
Pieters Sweelinck; and "Toccata'
ON STAGE & IN PERSON Quartet ...
The Stanley Quartet, Gilber
TUES., DEC. 12th Ross, violin, Gustave Rosseels, vio
CURTAIN AT 8:30 lin, Robert Courte, viola, and Jer

TYRONE GUTHRIE'S ome Jelink, cello, will present a
"PIRATES OF concert at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in
PENZANCE" Rackham Lecture Hall. The pro-
PE ,alE3.0 gram will include "Quartet in B
Orch. 3.50 - 3.00, Bal. flat major' by Mozart; "Quartet in
2.50 - 2.00 F major" by Beethoven and Quar-
Mail orders now. Send stamped, tet, No. 1, Op. 7" by Bartok.
Self-addressed envelope
with remittance. Recitd . . .
Peter B., Spring, '62SM, doubl
Presentation and Discussion
Program Director
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Two Mollusk Collections
To Aid Research, Study MUSKET
importance, Prof. van der Schalle
Two mollusk collections valued said.
at $225,000 promise to be a valu-
able addition to the research and New York, for example, become
study materials of the University.dsed y ek, inr axpeiesof
The two collections, recently do- diseased by eating a species of
nated" to the University, are ex- salwihcriswrs
pected to provide information now A similar public health prob-
lacking concerning patterns of lem will confront the emerging
mollusk distribution. African nations, Prof. van der
Prof. Henry van der Schalie, cur- Schalie said. With the introduc-
Sator 'of mollusks at the Museum tion of mass perennial irrigation,
of Zoology, is directing research human blood flukes carried by
projects including soil and water snails found in African rivers will
analysis to determine why mollusks increase.
live where they do and digestion Until now, measures for con-
n studies to determine what foods trolling snails have proven diffi-
mollusks eat. cult and very expensive, he ex-
Because some mollusks serve as plained. With the acquisition of
intermediate hosts for parasites, the new collections, it is hoped
these experiments achieve great that some advance may be made.
ion Series will present a concert
30 p.m. today in Hill Auditorium. w F SOCIETY
ns by Beethoven, Ross Lee Finney,
Subscribers to the 1961-62
series are requested to contact
n W. P. Kennedy by calling 663-6001
en eis between the hours of 5 and 7 P.M.
bass, assisted by Gail Haver, piano,
Bruce Wise, piano, and Constance
Cowan, flute, will present a re-S .G .C .
cital at 8:30 p.m. Friday in Lane (7 n Aq
Hall Aud.
HELD O -6TONIGHT at 7 and 9
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