TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26,1957
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1957 THE MICHIGAN DAILY PAt~W 'PU'DU'W
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French Actress Calls Play Unique
BLACK CRAWLING THINGS:
'U' Museum Displays 'Insects-Bizarre and Beautiful'
By BEVERLY GINGOLD
By EDYTHE HABER
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"The Comedie Francaise is'
unique as a theater in that it is
run today on basically the same
principles upon which it was'
formed in the days of Moliere,"
Elizabeth Nizan explained yester-
day in French.
Mademoiselle Nizan, an ex-ac-
tress of the Comedie, presented two
"causerie-recitals" sponsored by
the Romance Languages depart-
Her causerie recitals consist of a
lecture on some aspect of French
literature interspercedi with reci-
tations of appropriate poetry or
As Miss Nizan explained, "Most
of the members of our troupe dedi-
cate their lives to the theater and
could be called the guardians of
the repertory of French drama
from the classical period, through.
Romanticism and including mod-
When asked her favorite roles,
sparkling-eyed actress laughingly.
declared that she had performed'
mostly "ingenue" or "sweet young
thing" parts. Miss Nizan especi-
ally enjoyed portraying Agnes in
Moliere's "Ecole des Femmes," a'
role which marked her debut at
the Comedie Francaise.
Miss Nizan left the Comedie
Francaise in 1937 and did not re-
turn to the theatre during the war.
The close of the war marked the
beginning of Miss Nizan's world
wide tours of causerie recitals, such
as she presented here yesterday.
"The war cut so many of our
lives in two," Miss Nizen remarked
seriously. "So many aspects of
European life such as literature
are regarded in terms of pre-war
In "Une soiree a J'Arsenal en
1830," the lecture which Miss Ni-
zan presented yesterday, the viva-
cious actress verbally reconstruct-
ed the atmosphere of a literary
soiree "chez" Charles Nodier, an
eminent literary figure of the 19th
In French, Miss Nizan expres-
sively described the poets of
Romanticism gathered at this soi-
ree and recited their poetry.
The veteran actress especially
enjoys her appearances at Ameri-
can universities because of the
Petitions are now available for
campus organizations to sponsor
the Cinema Guild.
Petitions may be picked up at
the Student Activity Building at
the information desk on first
floor. They are to be returned
there by Friday, March 1.
To those people who think aller
insects are little, black cr2 wling yellow and black monarch butter-
things which come to plague us fly with a wing span of about four
Carl E. Lindstrom, executive in the summer, the present exhi- inches, and several very small pale
editor of The Hartford Times, bition at the University Museui's blue butterflies.
yesterday advocated a scientific Rotunda will be a great surprise. Another interesting display is
approach to journalism. Entitled "Insects - Bizarre and one of insects who, in one way or
Speaking at a University lecture Beautiful," it displays insects in a another, have managed to adapt
sponsored by the journalism de- staggering variety of sizes, forms, themselves for the struggle for
partment at Rackham Amphithe- and colors. They have been taken survival. One way has been to take
atre, he said, "I suggest we make from the enormous University re- on the physical characteristics of
our way, as science does, by in- search collection of two million their environment. The leaf, insect,
quiry, experimentation, repection, spescimens, and were chosen for true katydid, and Empusa mantis,
and confirmation-that we aban- interest to the general public. for example, look startlingly like
don the mechanical." The insects are organised in sev- leaves.
Lindstrom said American news- eral different classifications. One Other insects have survived be-
papers are not dging a bad job of the most beautiful and striking cause they look like insects of
but that "journalism stops asking is "Moths and Butterflies of the other species which have harmful
questions too soon." Tropics." stings or are inedible. An example
He continued, "The flame of in- Butterflies, Moths of this is the harmless fly which is
quisitiveness burns intensely but it Included are butterflies and protected from attack because of
burns out too quickly." Lindstrom moths of all colors and sizes. The its resemblance to the stinging
felt newspapers could do a better colors are brilliant, generally irri- bee.
job of presenting background in- descent blues and greens, oranges Still other insects, such as the
formation on events that make the and golds. Most of them are quite horned scarab beetle, scare off
top news, large by butterfly standards, with enemies with dangerous but harm-
He listed time as the biggest wing spans up to about six inches. less looking horns. The beetles dis-
handicap newspapers face. Lind- The Michigan butterflies and layed at the exhibition are among
strom commented that the need moths displayed in the next exhi- the largest in the world, some as
for the quick headline often traps bition case are also quite beauti- I long as five inches.
newspapers into errors. ful, though quite pale in compari- I The exhibit also shows quite
He referred to a headling son to their tropical relatives. dramatically the immense differ-
"Humphrey predicts Hair Curling Some of the most striking of the ence in the size and color of in-
Depression" as inaccurate and many displayed are a large, filmy- sects within the same species. The
grasshopper and his relatives, for
example, are represented by speci-
mens which range in size from less
than an inch to about five inches.
-A tremendous size difference is
exhibited by many insects, includ-
ing the katydid and cockroach. The
largest katydid in the world, which
is displayed, is about six inches
long, while the small one shown is
about half an inch. The cockroach-
es are equally contrasted in size,
the small one being barely visible
while the large one is about four
Insects have the reputation for
being quite a silent lot, but to
round out the exhibition, there is
a display of insect songstresses.
These include primarily the locust
and her relatives. Two members
of the locust family, the seventeen-
year locust and the common grass-
hopper are represented.
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Mademoiselle Elizabeth Nizan recreates the atmosphere of a 19th
century literary soiree as she recites the poetry .of Lanjartine,
de Musset, Hugo and other famous Romanticists.-.
leaving out all other aspects of
what the Secretary said.
Director and treasurer of the
American Society of Newspaper
Editors, Lindstrom deplored the
wide-spread practice of printing
Associated Press stories without
Lindstrom advocated starting
the future newspaper executive on
the job he later will fill rather than
making him work years coming up
through the ranks.
contact it brings her with Ameri-
"I feel that American students'
are quite eager for knowledge and
are quite receptive to my work,"
Miss Nizan declared warmly. "Yet
they are so different from our
European students because of their
"The normal, secure back-
grounds of most American students
and the bitter wartime memories
of European students hwve made
it difficult for the young people
to understani each otier," the
grey-haired actress remarked.
"Unfortunately," she continued,
"when we don't understand some-
one's attitude we tend to criticize
him rather than attempt to under-
stand him. American and foreign
students must approach each other
with understanding and love rath-
er than criticism."
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