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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1964

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PAGEE Wo- I A F O 2 1964

A RTS and LETTEfRS By Gail Blumberg
Judith': Explosion of Myth

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Jean Giraudoux has made it his
stock in trade to explode myths,
both biblical and classical, much
as he does in his play "Judith,":
Paul Sparer of the Association of
Producing Artists, said in a per-+
sonal interview.
Sparer, who is the Associate to
the Artistic Director is now play-
ing- the part -of Holofernes in the
APA presentation of "Judith."
Giraudoux, he said, generally takes
a big theme, an unapproachable
hero, and shows how that hero is
really very human, funny and
dear. .

In this way he has taken a to her query-What is truth? he
romantic biblical myth, a heroic must reply-"It is God's lie to the
Judith in contest with a mon- world."
strous Holofernes, and transform- Thus the ultimate irony of the
ed it into the rational and intri- play is that Judith is forced into
cate relationship of two very hu- being a Saint for all the wrong
man characters. reasons. Giraudoux is thus ex-
The company, Sparer explained, ploding the myth of God as por-
was originally hampered in its trayed in the bible, Sparer con-
production by a translation which tinued.
is not really Giraudoux. He is, in addition, attacking or-
An English translation of ganized religiosity in favor of na-
Giraudoux is almost insupportable turalism and a certain kind o
unless the adaptor is a genius, recognition of the self Sparer re-
Sparer declared. This translation marked.
managed to romanticize the play, mar .---
which Giraudoux never did; fur-
thermore, it also twisted and dis-'tot d m n of he ai i e sas ( cp o,
tortd man of the min deas? as O5y- A ppoi
we understood them.l
There were whole areas of the e
original expunged and we had to To E xamoan
rescore and correct many of these
changes."
Central Relationship By KAREN KENAH
According to Sparer in the basic,
central relationship of Judith and Along with various other mo
Holofernes, Judith has come to tions passed last night, Studen
Assyria believing Holofernes to be Government Council authorizes
a monster; a hideous, murderous Sharon Manning, '66, to investi
giant. She finds him to the con- gate block ticket sales.
trary, to be sophisticated and Miss Manning had requestec
civilized far beyond her experience the establishment of an ad ho
and comprehension. All of the committee to study block ticke
values in which she has put her sales procedure at Hill Auditoriur
faith became meaningless. concents. The proposed committe
Holofernes teaches her certain would consist of four members;
truths about herself, truths which representative from the Michigal
she had been approaching but Union, Michigan League, SGC an
had not yet seen. He showed her Homecoming Central Committee.
what she was-a brilliant and a Mandate Manning.
supreme hedonist, and taught her Barry Bluestone, '66, introduce
to make use of this. For this rea- a substitute motion mandatin
son, she fell in love with him. the research task to Miss Man
Judith's motivation in killing ning alone. He said that th
Holofernes is a central point of amount of work to be done wa
discussion in the play. According not sufficient to engage fou
to Sparer, the interpretation the people for the task. Council adopt
APA has leaned to, is that Judith ed the substitute motion and re
fell madly in love and knew there quested Miss Manning to be pre
would be only that one night with pared to report at the next meet
Holofernes. ing.
Total Possession In other action two motion
She also recognized the conse- were presented to Council b
quences which might befall her Sherry Miller, '65, in behalfc
from her own people if they learn- -- - -
ed the ruth. The way to totallyC .
possess him then, was to destroy Schnitzer Reports
him and then to destroy herself. AP A W
According to Giraudoux, Sparer AP W lROl er'
explained, God takes the night of
blasphemy and turns it into some- Two wigs for the APA produc
thing useful for him. He acts, so tions of "Judith" and "War an
called, afer the fact. At the end Peace" have been stolen, Pro
, of the -play, the angel reminds Robert Schntzer, Professional The
e Judith that throughout the night 4 atre Program director, reports.
she had not wanted for food or The wigs, which belong to AP
i warmth nor meared of being soil- star Rosemary Harris, were rf
ed. God had protected her, despite moved from her dressing roo
Judith's provestations to the 'con-yesterday, according to Schnitze
e trary. They are useless and of no val
l Sparer said, Giraudoux, in a except for the performancesc
- scene which was regretfully left these APA plays, for which th4
e out in translation, had logically are irreplacable. Schnitzer aski
- explained Judith's protection by .that the wigs be wrapped u
n showing it to be the planned work and left at the Michigan LeagL
of Holoferne's men, the angel in- information desk marked AP
d sists that Judith must proclaim and no questions will be asked.
the truth to the world. In answer

ACROSS CAMPUS:
Indonesian To Study Teaching Methods'
Prof. Nizar St. Tomenggung, of views for students wishing to par- 9:30 a.m.-The Mudbowl at Sig- Phi Kappa Psi, 1550 Washtenaw
the otolaryngology department at ticipate in a private seminar with ma Alpha Epsilon, 1408 Washte- Ave.
the University of Indonesia, Dja- j Prof. Paul Van Buren of Temple naw Ave. 5 and 9 p.m.-The PTP presents
karta, is visiting the University University in Rm. 2210 SAB. 11 a.m.-Chariot race on the the APA in "Judith" in Lydia
Medical School to observe methods 2 p.m.-The Regents will hold Diag with the dogs of Delta Up- Mendelssohn Theatre.
of teaching employed by the de- heir monthly meeting in the Re- silon, Lambda Chi Alpha and The- 7 and 9 p.m.-Cinema Guild pre-
partment of otorhinolaryngology gents Room in the Administration ta Chi. sents "The Crucible" in the Arch-
here. Bldg. 2 and 4 p.m.-The University itecture Aud.
* * * 4 p.m.-Feudal games on the Players Children's Theatre Pro- 8:30 p.m.-The Jean-Leon Des-
Diag.ductions will present "The Em- tine, Haitian Dance Company will
FRIDAY, OCT. 23 4:15 p.m.-Prof. Louis Guttman, peror's New Clothes" at Trueblood perform in Rackham Aud.
8:30 a.m.-Nathaniel Stewart of a visiting professor at the Univer- Aud. 8:30 p.m. - The Mitchell Trio
the Alliance for Progress will speak sity, will speak on "Anxiety and 4:30 p.m. - Alumni - Student will present a concert in Hill
on "How to Plan a Management Status: An Example of Attitudinal Open House at President Hatch- Aud. The Homecoming schedule is
f Development Program" in the Principal Components" in Aud. B. er's home. listed separately.
a Union. 7 p.m.-Parade beginning at 4:30 p.m.-"Little Le Mans"-a 10 p.m.-Homecoming Dance in
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"CHEERED
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Film Festival
It Deserves
Its Accolades!"
THE NEW YORK TIMES
BARBARA BARRIE BEST ACTRESS AWARD
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
"BERNIE HAMILTON IS SPLENDID!?
--The New Yorker

9 a.m.-5 p.m.-The Office of Re- Markley going to Ferry Field.
ligious Affairs will hold inter- 7 and 9 p.m.-Cinema Guild pre-
-- -- - - -- ---- sents experimental films in the

go cart race-on the lawn of the

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f y sor a Poetry Reading at the UGLI
V Multipurpose Rm. featuring Kon-
stantinos Lardas.
ock S a es p.m.-Pep rally at Ferry Field.
8 p.m.-Prof. John A. Williams
of the Dept. of Astronomy will
Cinema Guild were adopted. speak on "Wonders of the South-
One requested release from the ern Sky" in Aud. D, Angell Hall.
agreement to sponsor the Inter- 8 p.m.-The PTP presents the
national Students Association. APA in "Judith" at Lydia Men-
Although the Cinema Guild delssohn Theatre.
Board voted to sponsor three; 8 p.m.-Theodore Wallach of
groups, ISA, the Folklore Society Chicago will speak on "Christian
and the Organization for Faculty- ;Science:A Fresh Approach to Se-
Student Educational Endeavors curity" at the First Church of
(OFFSET), President Peter Good- Christian Science, 1833 Washte-
stein, '65, said that such a move naw.
placed too great a strain on the 8:30 p.m. - The Paul Taylor
board and thus asked Council to Dance Company will open the
reverse the board's decision. Chamber Dance Festival with a
Drop Sponsorship concert at Rackham Aud.
He said that such a move would 9:30 p.m.--Dance at the IM
be in accord with the sponsorship Bldg. with Del Shannon and
policy of the organization which Johnny and the Hurricanes.
is to sponsor new groups on cam- SATURDAY, OCT. 24
pus which, unlike ISA, do not have 9:15 a.m.-Tug of war between
any other source of income. Gomberg and Taylor Houses at
The Folklore Society and OFF- Island Park.
SET, however, are in a financial
crisis, and thus warrant the
Guild's support.
Council voted to drop sponsor-
ship of the ISA and allocate the
funds usually given to it, to OFF-
SET. I

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SHOWS START AT
1:00-3:00-5:00
7:00 AND 9:05

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ATTERING TEETH!
HIGHLY
SUSPENSEFUL !"
-Bosley Crowther,
New York Times

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TRY THE DAILY
AND SEE THE WORLD...

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ACTOR PAUL SPARER
Set Premiere
Of BkW
Of erry Work
Prof. Marilyn Mason Brown, or-
ganist of the music school, wil
perform "Fantasy on Von Him-
melhoch" by Prof. Wallace Berry
of the music school at 5 p.m. to-
morrow in Rm. 2110 of the mu-
sic school. This will be the world
premiere of Berry's work.
Commenting-on his new work
Berry says, "As is usual in th
fantasy, this work is quite free
It is multisectional, with suddet
'changes from quiet, reflective pas-
sages to precipitous outbursts.
"Considering its source - the
opening few notes of a traditiona
German chorale-and its frequent
ly imitative textures, the piec
might be described as 'neo-Ba
roque.' It is derived entirely from
the first phrase of the chorale
which appears in many varies
forms," he commented.

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VFW HALL

314 EAST LIBERTY

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23

9-12 P.M.

STAG or DRAG

ONE DOLLAR DONATION-REFRESHMENTS

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OCTOBER 21-25

THE HOSTAGE
by Brendan Behan'

JUDITH
American Premiere!

ATTENTIO.N.
Tonight the CINEMA GUILD presents a pro-
gram of experimental films from New York's
Cinema 16. Some of the films represent the
more extreme tendencies in experimental film-
ing. Scenes may be gruesome or sexually frank.
Audience members who may be disturbed by
these are urged not to attend.
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TE IlEMA GUILD
IN THE ARCHITECTURE AUDITORIUM
ADMISSION: FIFTY CENTS
The CINEMA GUILD is a related board
of Student Government Council.

Directed by Stephen Porter
"Mad & Mirthprovoking'. . N.Y. Times
"Freewheeling, Bawdy, Poignant".
New Yrker
WED. 8 P.M.

It Could Happen...You(ow......

by Jean Giraudoux
Directed by Ellis Rabb
by the great French author of "MadwomanO
of Chailot,"andine, ' Tiger at the Gate.'
THURS., FRI. 8 P.M.-
SAT.5 P.M. P.M.
SUN. 3 P.M. & 8 P.M.

Anericans 1ave (Oi dtTe Eath.
We Dd Rt The)4oDji-OriTa~get.
kWfmVvs Nominted For Presidenit
IT'S POSSIBLE
A WOMAN COULD BE PRESIDENT
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WWHAT ABOUT HER HUSBAND
OriCa'S FIRST MALE
Frst Lady
THE HILARIOUS ESCAPADES THAT
RESULT ARE FUNNIER THAN THE
"ABSENT MINDED PROFESSOR."

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LET'S YOU DANCE TO
DEL SHANNON
JOHNNY and the HURRICANES

"excuse me darling Congress "Bad read what the papers "this diplomat didn't duck "an evening out included kisses from an ex-girl friend
is calling-" say about your party-" in time-" strip teaser Nana Peel-" could embrass the PresidentI

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