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FRIDAY, MAY 15, 1936


First Of Series
Of Nine Plays
Opens June 26;
Whitford Kane Will Act
As Guest Director For
Special Work Offered
Evelyn Cohen To Teach
Costume Design And
Wycoff Stagecraft
Plans are already under way to
make thiss season of the Michigan
.Repertoiry Players unusual)iy out-
standing, Valentine B. Windt, direc-
tor of Play 'Production, who is in
charge of the Players, announced yes-
As in former years the Players will
present a series of nine or ten plays,
opening on the first day of registra-
tion, June 26, and closing on Au-
gust 21. A different play will be
given each week, running from Wed-
nesday through Saturday.
Kane To Direct
Whitford Kane, one of the most dis-
tinguished character actors on the
American stage, will act as guest di-
rector for the players. Mr. Kane
is at present here in Ann Arbor to
appear in several plays of the five-
week Dramatic Season produced by
Robert Henderson. He has been as-
sociated with the most important
theatre organizations in both Great
Britain and America, among them
the New York Theatre Guild School,
the Goodman Theatre in Chicago,
the University of Washington, and
New York University. Frederic O.
Crandall, who was assistant director
last summer will complete the staff
of directors.
Special advanced and intermediate
work in stagecraft will be conducted
by Alexander Wyckoff, who has been
Art Director for the Players for sev-
eral seasons. Costumes for all the
productions will be designed by Miss
Evelyn Cohen, who will also give a
special course in costume design.
Plan Musical Show
"The purpose of the work done by
the Repertory Players," Mr. Windt
said, "is two-fold. First we aim to
supply the community and students
of the Summer Session with a high
type of entertainment, and also to
offer to those who are interested in
the theatre, excellent experience in
acting, directing, staging and cos-
A policy of presenting at least one
musical production, in collaboration
with the School of Music, which was
inaugurated last summer when "The
Chocolate Soldier" by Oscar Strauss
and Stanislaus Stange, was given,
will be continued. This proved to be
one of the outstanding successes'of
the whole season, and for this reason
a similar production is being ar-
ranged for this summer.
Other noteworthy plays which were
produced last summer were Toth-
eroh's "Moor Born," a story of the
Brontes; "The Perfect Alibi," a de-
tective play by A. A. Milne; "Mer-
rily We Roll Along," a Broadway suc-
cess of last year, written by George S.
Kaufman and Moss Hart; John
Drinkwater's comedy, "Bird in Hand";
Moliere's famous "The Doctor in Spite
of Himself"; "Shall We Join the
Ladies?," J. M. Barrie's satire on mys-
tery melodrama; Martinez-Sierra's
"The Kingdom of God," and Seiler's
children's play, "The Princess and
Mr. Parker."
In addition to the schedule of reg-

Forensic, Research Activities
Planned By Speech Department

Public Speaking, Debate
Oral Reading, Dramatics,
Broadcasting Offered
Music may have charms that sooth-
eth the savage breast, but the spoken
word hath lpowers to subdue the
world. At least this seems to be
the theory upon which the Depart-.
ment of Speech and General Linguis-
tics will operate during the ensuing
Summer Session.
Beginning June 29, the official date
of the opening of the forty-third an-
nual Summer Session, and continu-
ing until August 21, this department
will carry on an extended and varied
program of forensic and research ac-
To Conduct Research
Speech courses scheduled for this
summer will be designed to provide a
knowledge of and proficiency in pub-
lic speaking, debate, oral reading,
dramatics, broadcasting and hermen-
eutics. Research and experimental
work will bet conducted in many
phases of speech, phonetics, general
linguistics, and, the correction of
speech disorders.
Of special interest to beginning stu-
dents are the modifications and de-
velopments in linguistic courses. The
changes in these courses have been
made in response to an insistent de-
mand for a more vital and organic
interpretation of language in rela-
tion to the building of the person-
ality and to the problems of daily
Several courses will be provided fo
students of ancient and modern lan-
guages, with the aim of familiarizing
the student with the general prin-
ciples and methods of the science o:
language, for presenting the most im-
portant facts in the growth of eac
language, and of directing the student
inoriginal investigations.
Especially qualified students will be
trained to become teachers in on
or more of the following fields; (1.
the composition and delivery o
speeches; (2) debate and coaching
of debate teams; (3) oral readini
and dramatics (acting and produc
ing); (4) phonetics and general ling-
uistics; (5) correction of seech dis
Committee Has Charge
Courses will be presented which leac
to the degrees of Doctor of Philos-
ophy and'Doctor of Science. A com
mittee of the department will direc
the concentration of programs of al
students desiring to follow a degre
program in speech.
This summer the department offer
cpceptional opportunit(es to high
school and college teachers of dra
matics, to community and little-the
atre directors and to those lookin
forward to professional careers in th
theater. Extensive plans have bee
made whereby students enrolled in th
courses may come into close contac
with the multifold workings of a liv
theatre organization. These oppor
tunities will be supplemented by clas
instruction and participation in pri
vate laboratory presentations fo
those students whose experience an
ular plays which will be presented ir
the Mendelssohn theatre there wil
be several laboratory productions, b
which students who have not had suf
ficient technical training to enabl
them to take part in the regula
productions may participate. Th
casts are not limited to students whi
are enrolled in Play Productio
courses and anyone enrolled in th
Summer Session may attend the try

qualifications do not permit

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to take part in the regular produ c-
In addition to its regular olfices and
classrooms the d.paatfient will have
numerous other property and e taIip-
ment, for its special acti vities. A'a il-
able for speechi chlasss will be a u><
ern laboratory, a large s ;iu1,iai roi om
for the use of gratluate groups, well-
equipped broadcasting st udi ;, the1
Lydia Mendelsso,,hn Theatre in the
Michigan League Building, and the
1department's own stagecraft work-

Faculty Concert
Given Weekly
This Summer
WilNot AsAdiiii,,,ioiiIn
Entet amnen Of1fered
By Selhool (f )1IVtsie
A. onte of t erecreational ad v:mt
rs of t- Stni er -esio the Mu.-
Sicho l will sponisoil . a weekly series
OIf concerts to be givelu by the faculty
Iii (fibes iti:

League To Be Center Of Social Activities

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shop, the Laboratory Theat re. ""ecers will be held in l"ll
The department will be under the Auditorium and will be open to the
general management of Prof. henry public without admission charge. The
A. Sanders, chairman, and Prof. Louis first. of these concerts will be held
M. Eich, secretary. The staff for the 1July 7 and will continue for seven
summer will consist chiefly of mem- wt:eks during the Summer Session.
iers of the speech departient of 'The School of Music is further
the University. Those whose serv- contemplating cooperating with the
ices have been enlisted from outside summer speech department in the
the speech department are Prof. Wal- piroduction of an operetta similar to
ter B. Pillsbury of the psychology de- the one held last summer.
partment, who will be director of the A new feature of the music school
psychology laboratory, and Prof. Leon curriculum for the summer will be
H. Strong of the medical school, who the inauguration of a three-week high
will give a special course in the anat-
omy a special cr theaud- school music clinic extending from
oyand function of the vo(al or- 'July 6 to July 25. Enrollment in this
gans. clinic will be open to high school
Beginning with the second week of students and to recent graduates who
the Session there will be a student- are interested in music either as a
faculty luncheon on each Wednesday vocation or as an avocation, and to
at the Michigan League. instructors and directors of music in
- - - mcondary schools, it was announced.
The objectives of the clinic, it was
outiincd, are to furnish opportunities
T (1 ~to high school musicians for daily re-
hearsals under distinguished profes-
sional leadership and for the im-
povement of the students' technical
skill in instrument or voice under
teachers of recognized ability. It also
will endeavor to provide facilities for
Paper WillBe elee instructors and directors of music in
Free Of (1are To All secondary schools to observe the pres-
entation of modern methods of organ-
Summer Students izing and teaching music as a subject
of definite educational value at the
The Summer Session Michigan high school level.
Daily, published by a special staff The music school faculty for the
chosen from the regular Daily staff, summer will include 21 professors and
is delivered daily without charge to instructors wtih three guest members.
students of the Summer Session. The guest faculty will include Prof.
The Summer Daily attempts to Hai per C. Maybee, head of the music
present campus, city, national and department of Western State Teach-
international news in concise form. ers College, who will teach music edu-
The Associated Press news and photo- cation, Mary Fishburne of the piano
graph services will be used just as in department at Mary Baldwin College
the regular semesters. of Staunton, Virginia, who will be a
The regular features of The Daily guest instructor in piano, and Roxy
are maintained except that the sports Cowin, assistant supervisor of the
page and women's page are dispensed Aim Arbor Public Schools will be a

Linguistic Meet
To Bring Many
Notables Here
(continue-d romPage 1)
und'erstanding of language as a social
The scope of the study to be fol-
cwed by the Institute will include old
tnglish, Assyrian, Hebrew, Aramic,
Arabic, Coptic, Ethiopic, Gothic, old
Norse Indo-European, old German,
old Spanish, Russian, Celtic (old
Irish), Chinese, Japanese, Hittite,
Latin, old French, Greek, as well as
the modern French, German, Span-
ish and Italian.
ii addition to the regular class and
laboratory work of the Institute there
will be both a series of afternoon and
evening lectures on linguistic subjects
t o be given by outstanding scholars
who will be brought to Ann Arbor for
this purpose, and also a series of more
informal luncheon conferences for
all members of the Institute, it was
Other members of the faculty in-
clude Prof. Howard Keniston of the
University of Chicago, Prof. Hans
Kurath of Brown University, and of
the University of Michigan, Profs.
Vernam C. Hull, Albert H. Marck-
wardt, Clarence L. Meader, Ernest A.
Philippson, Walter B. Pillsbury, Leo
L. Rockwell, John W. Stanton, Leon
H. Strong, Leroy Waterman, and Jo-
seph K. Yamigiwa.
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A view of the Michigan League building, around which revolves all
activities in which campus women participate.-

Dante's Works III
English Is Offered
As Special Feature
"Dante in English" is the title of
a new course to be offered for the
first time this summer, according to
an announcement from the Romance
Language department.
Offered in response to numerous
requests for a study of Dante's in-
fluence on English literature without
Italian, the course will study the "New
Life" and the "Divine Comedy"s in
the light of literary, social and re-
ligious ideals of the Middle Ages, of
which the famous Italian poet is the
Class readings and textual inter-
pretations will be suuplemented by

illustrated lectures. "Dante in Eng-
lish" is listed in the curriculum of
English courses as well as under
Italian and will be given by Prof. Ca-
millo P. Merlino of the Romance
Language department.

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with, the news customarily on these
pages being mingled with general
news. The editorial page is main-
tained, and the Daily Official Bulle-
tin is published.
A special column, devoted to the
happenings peculiar to summer-time
in Ann Arbor and Summer Session
personalities, is printed on the editor-
ial page.
In the latter part of the Session,
the staff publishes an especially large
edition for distribution among the
entering students of the following
The staff consists of thie managing
editor, the city editor, ten reporters
and all Summer Session students in-
terested in journalism. Experience is
not required.
The managing editor is appointed

guesti instra itor in puiblic school niu-|
hie tmir Sesion Orchestra ani
Baud will be under tine direction (of
Professors Mat tern and Revelli, it was
ann ounced.-
The summer of 1930 will mark the
seventh appearance of the School of
Music as a unit of the University of-
fering courses during the regular
eight week Summer Session. For the
preceding forty years instruction had
been offered by the University School
of Music in a separate Summer Ses-
by the Board in Control of Student
Publications as is the regular man-
aging editor. Ile appoints the re-
maimide, of the stafl.
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