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THE SUMMER DAILY

Saturday, July 21, 1973

tonight
6:00 2 4 9 11 13 News
20 Temple Baptist Church
50 Star Trek Adventure
56 An American Family
6:30 2 11 CBS News-Dan Rather
4 13 NBC News-Garrick Utley
7 24 Reasoner Report
9 Singalong Jubilee
20 Ozzie and Harriet -
7:00 2 Superstars of Rock
4 George Pierrot-Travel
7 News
9 Untamed World
It 50 ee Haw
13 Lawrence Welk
20 Movie-Thriller
"A Bucket of Blood." (1959)
24 Call of the West
56 Philadelphia Orchestra
7:30 2 Young Dr. Kildare
4 Johnny Mann's Stand Up and
Cheer
7 Town Meeting
9 It's Up to You-Quiz
24 Johnny Mann's Stand Up and
Cheer
8:00 2 11 All in the Family
413 Emergency!
7 24 PartridgeFamily
9 All Around the Cirler
30 56 The Session-Music
50 That Good Ole Nashville Music
8:3io 2 11 Bridget Loes Bernie
7 24 Paul Lynde
9 Equestrian Grand Prix
20 Movie-DramaBW
"The Mind Renders." (English
193)
30 56 Playhouse New York
Biography
50 Nitty Gritty
9:00 2 11 Mary Tyler Moore
4 13 Movie--Drama
"Mayerling" (English 1968)
7 24Ruts and Schreiber
Comedy flor
50 Black Omnibus
9o30 2 11 Bob Newhart
10:00 2 11 Miss Universe Pageant
Special
7 24 Jigsaw
9 Countrytime
21 Seven Hutnded Club
5 Lou Gordon-Ii sc sion
56 Together-A Chuck Mangione
Concert
10:30 9 Document
11:00 7 News
9 CBC News-George Finstad
24 ABC News-Sam Donaldson
11:15 9 A Look Back
24 -Canadian Pro Football
11:30 4 13 News
7 Moie-Dratua
"miamtdheAad." (1962)
9 Encounter
50 Movie-Science Fiction BW
"War of the Satellites." (1950)
4 Johnny Carson
9 Movie-Thriller
"Fear No Evil." (1969)
11Movie-Drama 1W
se Cranes Are Flying."
(Russia; lo5)
12:30 2 Movie-Drama BW
"On the Beach." (1959)
11 Movie-DramaR OW
"My Cousin Rachel." (1952)
1:30 4 13 News
7 Movie-Adventure
"Kangaroo." (1952)
2:30 2 Wagon Train-Western
1:I New-s
3100 7 News
4:0112 Iivorce Courtt
4:30 2 News
TIlE SUMMER DAILY, smmer edi-
tion of The Michigan Daily
Vol. LXXXII, No. 45-S
Saturday. July 21, 1973
is edited and managed by students at
the University of Michigan. News phone
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Comedy of Errors
a trifle too comical

By ROBERT BARKIN
Shakespeare knew how to make
the English language work. His
plots were not innovative; most
of them were stolen anyway and
the stage directions were almost
non-existent. The real beauty
and entertaining quality of a
Shakespearean play lies in its
words.
Sadly enough, the University
Player's production of Shakes-
peare's Comedy of Errors fights
the playwright's lines instead of
building from them. What re-
sults is a vaudevillian production
in Elizabethan English.
And true to vaudevillian form,
the play involving the mistaken
identity of two long-separated
sets of twins still entertained.
There was Three-Stooges-type
slapstick, Wizard of Oz magic
and even a bit of the ol' soft-
shie. Everything, in fact, but
good Shakespeare.
Solinus, Duke of Ephesus, play-
ed by Warren Hansen, dressed
as a lion. Angelo, a goldsmith,
played by Lawrence Harbison,
wore a tinman's outfit. The rest
of the cast dressed in other Wiz-
ard of Oz or play doll costumes
with accompanying make-up.
All this busy activity, and ela-
borate costuming and make-up
diverted the audience's attention
long enough in the beginning of
the play to make the remainder
confusing. And the beauty of
Shakespeare's words was lost in
the resulting quagmire.
ANOTHER DISTURBING ele-
iment of the 'U' Players' produc-
tion was the tearing apart of the
important prologue and inserting
it in sections throughout the play.
The technique might have work-
ed had not there been a con-
stant background of noise of
humming dolls.
The acting, taken in perspec-
tive, was rather good. The cast
did a credible job of dancing,
running, and generally cavorting
around the stage. But their abil-
ities to perform a Shakespearean
play were never given a test.
The play had few moments
that did not contain a good por-
tion of slapstick comedy. T h e
quality and appropriateness of
these portions varied greatly.
ALTHOUGH IT was well-per-
formed, the softshoe of Antiphol-
us, played by Kenneth Marshall
and Dromio, played by Evan Jef-
feries, seemed tacked-on rather
than an integral part of the play.

It was well-done but most un-
necessary.
But there were moments of
slapstick, even whole scenes, that
were well-done and blended into
the play. A see-saw segment be-
tween a courting Antipholus and
a reluctant Luciana, played by
Ann Crumb, showed well their
amorous intentions. Their ac-
tions served to emphasize the
dialogue and their playful jesting
was one of -the high moments
of the production.
THE SCENERY by Robert
Franklin was tied very closely to
the Director Frederick Oller-
man's conception of the play.
And as the action of the play was
somewhat far afield, so was the
staging - too many slides litter-
ed the stage.
The play was fun, even enter-
taining. But it really did not do
justice to this word of Shakes-
peare and for this it 'Must be
judged a failure,
bar unotes
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George play at the Blind Pig:
RFD Boys (bluegrass) play at
the Pretzel Bell: Mojo Boogie
Band play at Flicks: Gaslighters
play at Bimbo's: Revieu (light
rock) play at Bimbo's On The
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