THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21. 1956
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AMA ON UPSWING:
By TAMMY MORRISON
At the end of its second season,
inishing up this week-end, the
dramatic Arts - Center tan look
ack. on two years of progress.
In these two years, favorable
pinion of the DAC has grown,
nd attendance has grown with
. This season's "Hedda Gabler"
it an all-time high of more than
Joseph Gistirak, DAC's, director,
ays that students are partially
esponsible for the upswing, since
pproximately two-thirds of the
udiences are now students.
The main burden of actual pro-
uction still lies with the towns-
eople, however, although some
udents have been employed in
Gistirak feels that every one of
he plays selected for production
as something special to say about
fe. "Usually," he says, "they're
plea for the world, for more un-
erstanding among people. They're
Iso an affirmation and celebra-
on of the dignity and stature of
Selection of the plays is usually
p to Gistirak. He picks them
om his own knowledge of theater
terature or from the suggestions
the audience or people inter-
ted in the DAC.
"My' choice is governed by vari-
les," he says. "I have to take
to consideration how well we can
o them, when and where they
Gistirak, the advantages and dis-
advantages to both arena and pros-
cenium arrangements balance each
"With the arena stage," Gistirak
explains, "the audience identifies;
there is an immediacy of impact.
On the other hand, the proscen-
ium stage provides detachment
He feels that some plays adapt
well to either arrangement. He has
no special method of adapting his
plays to the arena stage, because
each scene has its particular de-
mands and problems. "I don't like
to work. consistently with either
one," he says. "Ideally, the per-
fect arrangement would be to
Gistirak thinks that switching
off between acting and directing
helps both one's acting and direct-
ing ability, but that it's not good
to do both at once.
He considers "Sleep" the best
play they've done this season. He
says of it, "It's a rary kind of
theater experience. It combines
the elements of theutheater most
often talked about - religious
vision, high level humor and free-
flowing dramatic structure. It's
a beautiful example of the way a
playwright adapts the drama to
the needs of a specific thesis."
Ann Arbor audiences are, in
general, more literate than the or-
dinary metropolitan ones, he
thinks. This enables the DAC to
produce a relatively higher caliber
And as to the future of this
striving young theater group?
"Well," says the intent director,
"I hope that it will eventually take
its place in the tradition of the
Moscow Art Theatre or the Come-
... a plea for the world"
have been performed before and,
whe.ther or not our production will
have anything to add to them."
Gistirak hopes to attempt Shake-
speare eventually. He feels that
same problems, on a smaller scale,
that a Shakespeare play would.
"There Is a special acting tech-
nique requiredto deliver verse with
passion and authority," he says.
the present production, "AE
of Prisoners," poses many of
f the "The chief problem 4s the way in
which you transmit the author's
poetic feeling integrated with a
sustained dramatic impact. We're
not quite ready for that yet."
The DAC, following the trail left
by the old Arts Theatre, uses the
arena stage for economic reasons
f and because interested towns-
people preferred it. According to
News coverage in this country
is now at the highest level that it
has ever been anywhere, accord-
ing to Paul A. Shinkman, Wash-
ington correspondent for the Cen-
tral Press Association, who spoke
yesterday at the University.
He spoke on "Washington News-
Mill" before a group of journalism
Shinkman, a University gradu-
ate, listed the four main channels
of Washington news:
"1) Printed reports and mimeo-
graphed news releases put out by
some 800 government and non-
"2) News conferences, such as
those at the White House, State
Department and embassies and le-
gations of foreign powers;
"3) Attendance at Congression-
al sessions, hearings and commit-
tee meetings; and in the missions
of foreign Powers on Embassy
He cited some figures pertaining
to last year's deluge of news from
the Capital. Included in this were
75 million pounds of printed Gov-
ernment reports; about 10,000
mimeographed news releases, in-
cluding 714 from the State De-
partment alone; and 315 pamph-
let prints of international treaties.
American Society of Civil Engineers:
North Central Conference details to be
discussed, tonight, 7:30 p.m., Rm. 3G,
Congregational and Disciples Guild:
Meditation-Study group, today, 5:10-
6:00 p.m., Guild House, 524 Thompson.
Gamma Delta: Lenten vesper Service,
tonight, 7:30 p.m., University Lutheran
Student Chapel, 1511 washtenaw.
* * *
Hille Foundation: Assembly meeting,
tonight, 7:00 p.m., Hillel.
Human Relations Film, "High wall,"
followed by a discussion, tonight, 8:00
p.m. Prof. Helen Peak will speak,
. . +
Il Circolo Italiano: Free coffee at
meeting, today, 3:15 p.m., Union Coffee
Inter-Guild: Profgessor William Will-
cox, History Dept., will speak on "Chris-
tianity and Intellect-A Conadiction?"
today, 4:15 p.m., Angell Hall, Auditorium
League House Judiciary Council will
not meet today.
* . .
Le Cercle Francais Prof. Spurlin will
show slides of France, tonight, 8:00 p.m.,
Lutheran Student Association: Len-
ten Service followed by a review of the
Catechism, tonight, 7:15-8:00 p.m., Lu-
theran Student Chapel, Forest and Hill.
* * *
Michigan Union:- Try-outs, March 22,
7:15 p.m., Union.
* * *
Physics Club: Prof. D. A Glaser
will speak on "The Bubble Chamber,"
tonight, 7:30 p.m., Rm. 2038 Randall
Sigma Alpha Eta: Initiation for new
key members, tonight, 7:30 p.m., League.
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Professor of Psychology
"proves he is one of the most
versatile comedians alive!"
By DICK HALLORAN
Dr. Naoe Naganuma, prominent
teacher of the, Japanese language
to foreign students, yesterday ad-
dressed University students'of Jap-
anese on present day trends in
Prof. Naganuma, the guest of
the Department of Oriental Lan-
guages and Literature, is on an
around-the-world trip to observe
how Japanese is taught in various
foreign countries. Besides the
United States, he will visit Cana-
da, several European countries, In-
dia, and Thailand before return-
ing to Japan.
The Japanese educator also ex-
pressed an interest in the teach-
ing of English as a foreign lan-
guage. Prof. Naganuma is direc-
tor of the Tokyo School of the
Japanese Language, largest lan-
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In his talk, Prof. Naganuma not-
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of Asian communication will con-
tinue to be important in the yearsj
to come. Due to Japan's leader-
ship i'n industrial development and
a cultural background similar in'
many respects to underdeveloped
nations in Asia, many students
from these countries are coming
to Japan to study in fields such as
Japan oftenmprovides these stu-
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than do therUnited States and
other Western nations where
mechanization is at too advanced
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this time, Prof. Naganuma com-
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Matinee Sunday 2:30 P.M.
Coffee Hour at 8 P.M.
DRAMATIC ARTS CENTER
327 S. Fourth Ave. (Masonic Temple}
Box office open daily 10-5 Phone NO 2-5915 early for reservations
Admission $1.65 Students 99c
"THE ROSE TATTOO"
Preview at 9 P.M.
is a group of students and faculty members interested in the history and development of
the motion picture as a form of art. Its program for the remainder of the term is as
I in addition to our
regular show...we're having an advance
preview of one of the most refreshing
THE CAT AND THE CANARY (U.S.-German, silent, 1927,
directed by Leni); BALLET MECANIQUE (silent, 1924, Fer-
THE LAST LAUGH (German, silent, 1924, with Emil Jannings,
directed by F. Murnau); HAMLET (Danish, silent, 1919, with
THE RULES OF THE GAME (French, 1939, directed by Jean Re-
noir); NIGHT MAIL (English documentary, 1935, Grierson,