THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, 17 JANUARY 1965
PAGE TWO THE MICHIGAN DAILY SUNDAY, 17 JANUARY 1965
ARTS AND LETTERS:
By Adria E. Schwartz
The Week To Come: a Campus Calendar
The twentieth century marks
an era of major exploration in
the arts. Picasso and Mondrian
have slashed traditional can-
vasses, only to mold bolder, more
representative ones of their age.
Albee and Ionesco, among others,
have thrown away production de-
tails and often intelligible dia-
logue in order to communicate
their message of "noncommunica-
tion" in our society.
New suites, new sounds pierce
the air, emanating from electronic
sources. Yet, opera seems to have
remained comparatively untouch-
But has it? "Wozzeck," to be
performed by the Music School
on January 17 and 18 at 8:30
p.m. in Hill Auditorium, is per-
haps one of the best represen-
tatives of experimentation in the
art of opera. Probably the most
difficult of works to perform,
"Wozzeck" has been the target
of raging controversies, one of
which questions the existence of
"Wozzeck" as an opera.
Prof. Ralph Herbert of the
music school and director of
"'Wozzeck," said that it couldn't
actually be classified as tradi-
tional opera, but rather as
"sprechgasang." He feels that
"Wozzeck" can best be described
as "a drama with music."
According to Herbert, Alban
Berg, the composer, intended his
characters to speak on pitch. "It
should notsound like 'Aida'. One
can't leave the performance
whistling a melody," Herbert ex-
The production of "Wozzeck"
has only been attempted by three
companies in this country: The
Metropolitan Opera, New York
Philharmonic and the San Fran-
cisco Opera Company.
It has never before been per-
formed by a university. In Europe,
where the opera has been per-
formed with greater frequency,
the companies are strictly pro-
fessional, and the rehearsal period
approximates six to nine months.
The University, then, is setting
a precedent in its attempt to
stage this difficult, challenging
The opera originated from a
group of collected sketches writ-
ten by George Buchner which
were edited some 40 years after
his death. The sketches were then
performed as a completed play
in 1913, from which Berg adapted
It is a rare occasion to find an
opera where the drama is not
subordinate to the music. Such
is the case, however, with "Woz-
zeck." There isabeautifulhar-
mony in the roles adapted by
both the drama and the score.
The tremendous emphasis on
the drama itself, which deals pri-
marily with the moods of the
mind, is balanced by the music,
which adapts introspective forms,
and helps bring out the frustra-
tions and inner workings ofthe
In keeping with the experimen-
tal technique, Herbert, and Prof.
Josef Blatt of the music school
and conductor of "Wozzeck," in-
tend to introduce an entirely new
concept of set design which they
call "Space Theater." Although
it has never before been attempt-
ed, Herbert believes that "'Woz-
zeck' lends itself ideally" to Space
Theater, a design set created by
Milton Cohen of the architecture
and design college.
* SUNDAY, JAN. 17 the Individual" in Rackham Lee-
2 p.m.-"Challenge" will spon- ture Hall.
sor a lecture by Lindsey Grant of 8 p.m.-Dr. Howard Rome, pres-
the Dept. of State on "U.S.-China ident-elect of American Psychia-
Policy" in the Union Ballroom. tric Association, will speak on
design college, Cohen projects 7 and 9 p.m. - Cinema Guild "Computer Techniques in the
slides and free-flowing liquids on- will present Shirley Clarke's "The Automation of Biomedical Data"
to mirrors of all shapes and sizes, Connection" in the Architecture ! in Children's Hospital Aud.
arranged on an aluminum table. Aud. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20
The projections are then reflected 8:30 p.m.-The music school will 4 p.m. - Dr. Oleg E. Viazov,
from the mirrors onto geometric present Alban Berg's opera "Woz- Chief of Dept. of Experimental
canvasses and the rear backdrop. zeck" under the direction of Pro- Embryology at the USSR Academy
The images have the appear- fessors Ralph Herbert and Josef of Medical Science, Moscow, will
ances of motion and inertia si- Blatt in Hill Aud. speak on "Some Aspects of Ma-
multaneously. It is a type of MONDAY, JAN. 18 ternal-Foetal Interrelationships in
stream of consciousness design 8 a.m. - Registration for the Growth Regulation of Foetal Or-
whereby the minds of the char- Michigan Pastors' Conference in gans" at 1400 Chem. Bldg.
acters are the main visual con- Rackham Bldg. 4 p.m.-Dept. of Anatomy will
cern. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.-Tickets go on sponsor "Shoulder Joint Systems,"
The story of the opera itself sale at Hill Aud. box office for a lecture by W. T. Dempster at
revolves around the pathetic con- the Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar 2501 E. Med. Bldg.
script, Wozzeck, who falls prey to Peterson Trio concert sponsored 7:30 p.m.-Brice Carnahan will
hungry sadists, and finally to his by Inter-Quadrangle Council on present the Ford Computer Lec-
own frustrations and fantasies. Jan. 23. ture in Natural Science Aud.
Fantastic Drama 8 a.m. - Tickets for "Luther" 8 p.m.-John Osborne's "Luth-
"It is a fantastic drama and will go on sale at the PTP sub- er," the PTP Play of the Month,
a possible forerunner of Tennes- scription office in the Women's will be presented in Hill Aud.
see Williams in the searching and League. 8:30 p.m.-Chamber Arts Series
hyper-sensitive character analy- 7:30 p.m. - The Southeastern will present Andres Segovia, gui-
sis," Herbert said. Michigan Reading Association will tarist, in Rackham Aud. This con-
k a u ral sponsor a free seminar, "Class. cert is sold out.3
Wozzeck's story is a universh
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Hebrew (Gen. 14:13)" in Aud. C.
7 and 9 p.m. - Cinema Guild
will present Satyajit Ray's "The
Music Room" in the Architecture
FRIDAY, JAN. 22
3 p.m.-Emile Benoit, professor,
School of International Affairs,
Columbia University, will deliver
the University Lecture in Journal-
ism, "Ending the Arms Race;
Strategic and Economic Aspects"
in Rackham Amphitheatre.
4 p.m.-U-M vs. Ohio State in
gymnastics at Yost Field House.
4:15 p.m.-Rev. Roland de Vaux
will deliver the second lecture of
the Zwerdling Lecture in Old
Testament Studies, "The Hebrew
Patriarchs and History - My
Father Was a Wandering Ara-
mean (Deut. 26:5)" in Aud. C.
7 and 9 p.m. - Cinema Guild
will present Satyajit Ray's "The
Music Room" in the Architecture
SATURDAY, JAN. 23
8 a.m. - Speech Dept. Cham-
pionship Debate Tournament in
3 p.m.-Thomas A. McClain, a
teacher of Christian Science from
Chicago will lecture on "Riding
Easy in the Harness" at the First
Church of Christ, Scientist, 1833
Washtenaw Ave. The lecture is
free and open to the public.
4:30 p.m.-The Wolverines play
Purdue in basketball at Yost Field
7 and 9 p.m. - The Cinema
Guild will present D. W. Griffith's
"Intolerance" in the Architecture
7:30 p.m.-D. K. Nehru, Indian
ambassador to the U.S., will de-
liver the Indo-American Sports
Association Lecture in Rackham
8:30 p.m.-IQC will present Ella
Fitzgerald and the Oscar Peter-
son Trio in Hill Aud.
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F THURSDAY, JAN. 21
2:15 p.m.-The Mental Health
Research Institute Seminar with
Nicholas Rashevsky will discuss
The uncut version of Shirley Clarke's u
adaptation of the Jack Gelber play whose w
! bold four-letter word dialogue has goaded #
! criticism and controversy.
The connection is the longed-for link be-
tween the pusher and the user of nor-
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out him. This is the story of that anguish.
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Love, jealousy, hatred, pre-
occupation with sin and immoral-
ity-these are common themes
Berg deals with, but in unconven-
Herbert, a veteran of the Metro-
politan Opera for 10 years, has
also performed as a baritone with
the New York Philharmonic, and
the New York City Opera Com-
pany. He considers "Wozzeck" a
Hill Aud., 8:30 p.m. tonight and
Monday night-opera that is not
opera, drama that is not drama,
art that is art.
zeck" under the direction of Pro-
fessors Ralph Herbert and Josef
Blatt in Hill Aud.
8:30 p.m.-The Ann Arbor Civic
Theatre Workshop, in conjunction
with the Michigan Pastors' Con-
ference, will present "Barrier," a
drama on brotherhood by Hilda
B. Powick at St. Andrew's Epis-
copal Church, 305 N. Division.
The public is invited, admission
TUESDAY, JAN. 19I
"Some Possible Quantitative As-
pects of a Neurophysiological
Model of Schizophrenias" in 1057
3 p.m.-The Research Seminar
in Hospital and Medical Systems
will present Millard F. Long, de-
partment of economics, Vander-
bilt University, discussing "Plan-
,ning Hospital Systems" at 69
Business Administration Bldg.
4:15 p.m.-Rev. Roland de Vaux,
O.P., director of the French Bib-
lical and Archaeological School in
Jerusalem, will deliver the 1964-65,
9 a.m.-Michigan Pastors' Con- Zwerdling Lecture in Old Testa-
ference will sponsor "The Re- ment Studies, "The Hebrew Patri-
sources for Spiritual Freedom for archs and History - Abram The
With the a
Borkin, of th
aid of Prof. Harold
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 17
Biological Chemistry Colloquium: Dr.
Day Calendtar Peter F. Davison, MIT, "Physical and
Interaction Properties of the Tropocol-
School of Music Opera-Alban Berg's lagen Molecule," Mon., Jan. 18, M6423
'Wozzeck," Josef Blatt, music director Med. Sci. Bldg., 4 p.m.
and conductor; Ralph Herbert, stage di- Engineers: "Interviewing Workshop,"
rector; Hill Aud., 8:30 p.m. ,will be discussed by Prof. John G.
Young, director, Engineering Place-
General Notices et,Mon., Jan. 18, 4p.m 311
dents are invited. Engineers who ex-
The Martha Cook Bldg.: Is receiving pect to graduate this year are especially
applications for Fall, 1965. Present urged to attend this meeting.
Freshmen and Sophomore women may
apply. Please telephone NO 2-3225 for Placemnen t
Events M onday Tobe-Coburn School for Fashion Ca-
reeys, N.Y.C.-Announces fellowship for
Senior women for 1965-66. Contestants
Michigan Pastors' Conference - "The interested in advertising, buying, co
Control of Principalities and Powers ordinating, & display; must apply be-
over the Individual": Registration, fore Jan. 29 for Fashion Fellowship
Rackham Bldg., 8 a.m. materials Contact Bureau of Appoint-
OF COMMUNIST CHINA
The United States' China Policy
L I N DSEY
Director, Bureau of Asian Communist Affairs
U.S. Dept. of State
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mnu s rvamilbeoi oricially e- School of Music Opera-Alban Berg's
niets Is available to ofically recg- "Wozzeck," Josef Blatt, music director PLACEMENT INTERVIEWS: Bureau -
nized and registered student organi- and conductor; Ralph Herbert, stage of Appointments-Seniors & grad stu-
Roo 011AB.Forms are available In director: Hill Aud., 8:30 p.m. dents, please call 764-7460 for appoint-
Room1011SAB ______ments with the following:
Circle Honorary Society, Meeting, Michigan Section Society for Experi- TUES., JAN. 19-
Mon., Jan. 18, 7 p.m., Cave, Women's mental Biology and Medicine: Winter Administrative Survey Detachment,
League. meeting, Jan. 18, 8 p.m., Rackham (Dept. of Army) - B.A. in Lib. Arts,
* * * Amphitheatre. Program: "Pharmacology esp. Poll. Sci. & Foreign Languages. Age
Graduate Outing Club, Hike, Jan. 17, of Reproduction-Conception Control," 24-42, completed military service, pro-
2 p.m., Rackham, Huron St. entrance. "The Anatomical Basis for Impulse ficient in one foreign language, U.S.
* *Propagation in Involuntary Muscle." citizen at least 5 yrs. Positions as civil-
La Sociedad Hispanica, Tertulia, and "Relations Between Normal Living ian intelligence specialists to augment
lunes, 3-5, 3050 Frieze Bldg. Venganto- Anatomy of Mammalian Lungs and the Army Intelligence units thruout U.S. &
dos. Development of Circulation in Pulmon-
* * * ary Tumors." (Continued on Page 5)
Lutheran Student Chapel (National
Lutheran Council) Worship Services,
Jan. 17, 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., Lutheran
Student Chapel, Hill & Forest, Sunday
evening program, 7 p.m., "The Role of
the Family in Biblical Faith," with
Dr. George Mendenhall, professor of
Near East Studies.
Unitarian Student Group, Wide open
discussion, Jan, 17, 7 p.m., 1917 Wash-
UMSEU General Membership Meeting,
Elections, policy decisions, vote on dem-
onstration, 7:30 p.m., Room 3B Michi-
gan Union, Sun., Jan. 17.
* * *
Guild House, "Presentation and Dis-
cussion of Major Ideas of Christianity,"
J. Edgar Edwards, Jan. 17, 7-8 p.m.,
Guild House, 802 Monroe. Monday noon
luncheon discussion with H. Neil Berk-
son, "The Future of the Undergradu-
ate Curriculum," Jan. 18, 12-1 p.m.,
Guild House, 802 Monroe.
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