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Wednesday, July 21, 1971.

DAILY STREET ART FAIR SUPPLEMENT

Page Three-S

Stratford is another word for fun

This year they are doing
Shakespeare's Much Ado About
Nothing and Macbeth, and
Webster's The Duchess of Malfi.
Jonson's Volpone will open in
mid-July.
The Duchess of Malfi, by
John Webster, is a violent story
which traces the dissolution of
a powerful family of Renais-
sance Italy through greed, van-
ity and an overwhelming drive
to power.
The acting in The Duchess is
superb, as the characters are
to be believed. Pat Galloway.
Powys Thomas and Roland He-
will, who act in the three lead-
ing roles. give exceptional and
involving performances.

Light and stage effects aid
in the creation of "real atmos-
pheres.
During the excommunication
scene, the lighters cause a
thunder and lightning storm, as
the eerie pope enters and
spreads incense throughout the
theatre; further bringing the
audience into the play.
-The presentation of Macbeth
is anticlimatic if seen after
The Duchess of Malfi. Many of
the same actors play in both
tragedies, but do not come
across as powerfully in Macbeth
as in The Duchess, Jean Gascon,
from England, directs a mod-
ernized, low-key delivery as op-
posed to the traditional more

flamboyant method. Yet, iron-
ically, to compensate for the
lack of curtains. Gascon cre-
ates an army that storms across
the stage flashing shields, and
performance. The play loses im-
pact 'during the final sword
fight when Ian Hogg, as Mac-
beth, dies melodramatically-
and the audience laughs.
Near the Festival Theatre is
the older Avan Theatre, and a
new innovation in Stratford.
The Theatre in the Park.
An Italian Straw Hat by Eu-
gene Laviche and Mare-Michel.
and There's One in Every Mar-
riage by Georges Feydeau will
be produced at the Avon Thea-
See STRATFORD, Page 5

Ann Arbor Bargain Days!

By BETHi OBEllFEi ER
Stratford. Ontario, means
not only the Shakespearean
Festival in a theatre in the
round, but, as in Shak. speare's
day, a whirl of provincial ac-
tivity.
Besid s visitine the theatre,
you can picnic on the park lawn,
watch Little Liaiiue scecer and
base ball games that ott 'n phe-
cede the professonal perfor-
mances, or Iced swans on the
Avon River. You can also visit
the art exhibit at the Rothman
Gallery. see nineteenth Cen-
tury French f a r c e s, walk
through the uncommercialized
shopping area, stay at Strat-
lord residents' homes or camp-
grounds outside the city, and
do anything else your imagina-
tion may prompt you to do.
The Stratford Festival Thea-
tee's enormous backstage which
surrounds the theatre houses
the 500-man design crew that
enlivens' the bare, setless stage
with props, lighting, and cos-
tumes - often to the extent
that the audience may be dis-
tracted from a play's main line
of action. Thg.-ox office and
accommodation desk may be
found at the entrance to the
circular backstage maze, where
you may purchase reserved tic-
kets any time before the eve-
ning performance. If you're on
a budget, "rush seats" go on
JULY
21, 22, 23, 24

satle at $i.50 at 9 a.in. the
toriingf tiC iiivrormance.
Next to the box otfic, is a
welcome sight to weary travel-
(is- the acceiniodiation desk.
Here you can make reserva-
tions o stay in ci her a pri-
vate home for $7 a night. or at
a motel where prices range up
fiom $13. Or, you can pitch a
tent at thl" Youth Ilostel just
outsid of town ior two dollars.
Camspirs also may stay in one
of the three Youth Hostel t ants
for 50 cents. and this includes
crunchy granola for bicakfast,
Trumpeteec s beckon all to en-
ter the tieatre at 8:15, much
like in Shakespeari's day. In-
side, not sne of the 2258 seals
are more than t5 feet froni the
protruding stage.
Each summer season the pro-
fessional repetory theatre pro-
ducis several Elizabethan plays.

500 EAST LIBERTY ANN ARBOR
OPEN WEDNESDAY 0 THURSDAY " FRIDAY NIGHTS TILL 9:00 P.M

S1229 South University, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
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SECOND LOCATION: 336 Maynardi Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
IS HAVING A SALE AT BOTH STORES
Art books, children's books, quality paperbacks
and all manner of good things

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21, 22, 23, 24

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