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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Five

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THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Five

Edward

II:"

A

emotional drama
h royalty and Britain. aid Ford's infamous pardon, tense emotion. The part is a
Edward II was a good-hu- and one that precipitated a very ' tough challenge for any actor,
ored man who was unusually similar political battle. ranging as it does from regal
nd - considering the temperx" Early dramatist Christopher I grandeur at the opening to de-
the times - to his subjects. Marlowe ventured into these I feated humbleness in the final
ifortunately, he had one fail- murky waters some 250 years scenes, but Snow carried it off
g unforgiveable in a British later to construct a study not almost perfectly. I only wished
Ig: he was a flagrant homo- only of the ill-fated Edward,'that he hadn't rushed some of
xual. but of the jealous court around the longer passages of dialogue.
His first act upon assuming him that eventually forced his Snow was backed by a fine
e throne was to rescind a abdication and ordered him cast of performers from the
athbed petition of his father murdered. repertory group. Mary-Joan Ne-
hich had ordered Edward's In a sense, then, the City Cen- gro, as the forgotten Queen Is-
avorite" (read "lover") ban- ter Acting Company's produc- abella, also managed to bridge
led from England. It was a tion of Marlowe's Edward II a wide character gap. Sam
>ve about as popular as Ger- now playing at the Mendelssohn Tsoutsouvas portrayed a suit-
Theater is a double-edged tale. ably ruthless rebel leader (Mor-
. ..:...Not only is it the story of an timer), while Peter Dvorsky
intricate maze of sexual mores proved most apt as the king's
and relationships, but it is a favorite, Gaveston.
hard-nosed examination of an- Interestingly, Rabb saw fit to
other (and perhaps more de- amend slightly the scene in
structive) kind of lust: man's amend slightly thesedeti
{ erigfor power. which Edward is murdered-to
yearning one, of all things, more his-
JaWe never can be completely torically accurate. Marlowe
Y sure of the exact reason why calls for the (by that point) ex-
the peers of Edward's realm king to be smothered, but Rabb
turned against his favorite, evidently ran across the con-
Piers Gaveston. Was it really temporary account of Edward's
because of the forbidden death which claims "he was ig-
r........... courtly love" between Gave- nominiously slain with a red-
ston and the king, or rather be-! hot spit thrust into the anus"
cause of what Gaveston repre- and decided to follow it.
.z sented - a social nothing who,
by one means or another, had .
Y>climbed over the heads of n in his directorial task by a bril-
, established order and nestled liant lighting design executed
into a position of major influ- by David Segal. Since the pro-
ence? (We hear the peers re- duction used virtually no set
peatedly refer to Gaveston and - ideed, only a backdrop of
his successor as "upstarts.") rich red velvet - Segal's light-
City Center director Ellis ing served as the primary
Rabb wisely chose to explore method of focusing audience at-i
this latter question of the im- tention. It worked - and
pact of power. He paints for us worked beautifully.
. a o o Haa court that is first aroused and In fact, beautiful is just about
drawn into controversy by scan- the right adjective for the en-
dal, but is later sustained by tire production. City Center's
the seemingly equally scanda- Edward II had everything a
lous notion of placing the 15- playgoer could ask for: sus-
"year-old crown prince on the pense, characterization, fine
throne as a figurehead and di- acting, and even a contempor-
viding up the kitty among them- ary "moral." As one playgoer
selves. remarked during the final cur-
Norman Snow played the be- tain call: "Compared to this
leaguered King Edward with a guy Edward, Nixon got off
Graduate Library Collection sense of true nobility but in- pretty good."
head
d II's "favorite", beneath
as seen in a drawing by at
weren't that good

Plotting the takeover
Queen Isabel (played by Mary-Joan Negro) and her secret lover and rebel leader Mortimer
(Sam Tsoutsouvas) discuss the best way to f.rce King Edward to abdicate. The City Center
Acting Company production of Christopher Marlowe's play continues through Sunday.

maul"

Michael Wilson and his
"Movies on TV" column have
moved. They're both now a part
of The Daily's new weekly cal-
ender feature, "Happenings."
See page 8 for the first edi-
tion of what's going on in music,
theatre, cinema - and tele-
vision.

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The bidding:
East South West North
Pass 1.4 4V 44
Pass Pass Pass
Opening lead: queen of hearts.
When the queen of hearts hit
the table South thought the hand
would be a pianola. He counted'
ten tricks in the form of five
spades, two hearts, one dia-
mond, and two clubs. Thinking
to get the hand over with, he;
played the king of hearts froml
the dummy, but he received a
rude shock instead. East ruffed.
Stunned, declarer called for
a time out. His 10 tricks h a d
suddenly disappeared, and it
seemed as if he must inevitably
lose one club and two diamonds
in addition to the heart ruff.
Clearly his tenth trick could not
be developed in either diamonds
or clubs, so he turned his mind
to West's hand.
After lengthy consideration,
declarer devised a plan that
offered a slender chance of suc-
cess. Acting on this plan he
proceeded to play his ace of

ventured, LOS ANGELES (U) - Former;
Beatle George Harrison, launch-
nothing gained. ing his first Canadian and
American concert tour in eight!
FRANK BELL - years, said recently: "Having
played with other musicians, I
hearts to the first trick, creating : don't even think the Beatles
his fith potential loser. were that good."
South realized that West could: His comment drew gasps at
have only four cards outside his a news conference,
known nine card heart suit, and Harrison also said he didn't
that if these remaining cards in- think the British - born mu-
cluded no more more than two sicians, who revolutionized pop-
clubs and one diamond, he ular music in the 1960's, would
would still be able to make his ever get back together.
contract; if he did not squander "It's all a fantasy," he said,
his chance on the first trick. "this idea of putting the Beat-.
Winning East's club return, les back together again, The
declarer pulled the outstanding only was it will happen is if
trump and cashed his two re- we're all broke."
maining side suit, winners, the Harrison said he wouldn't re-
ace of clubs and the ace of dia- lish playing with Paul McCart-
monds, completely stripping ney, who sued Harrison andG
West's hands of all but hearts. the other two group members,
Now South exited with h i s John Lennon and Ringo Starr,
remaining heart. West, who when they split in 1970. But
realized what was happening but Harrison insisted he has no
could duck neither 'declarer's personal grudge against him.
nor dummy's hearts, perforcel "Paul's a fine bass player,
won the trick and continued with but he's sometimes overpower-
a third round of hearts. ing," he said. "Ringo's got the
South sluffed a diamond from best backbeat in the business
his hand and a club from the - . . I'd join a band any day
board leaving West on 1 e a d. with John Lennon. But I
On the fourth round of hearts wouldn't join a band with Paul
declarer sluffed the last diamond McCartney. That's not person-
from his hand as he ruffed on
the board. He was now able
to ruff a diamond back to his
hand and ruff his last club upon
the board, making four spades.
By forcing the lead on West
at the right moment, South was
able to pick up two additional'
tricks for the price of one. True,
South was fortunate that West
had the favorable distribution he

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when they appeared in the
1960s.

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