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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1923

ad The 1
K 5H 73AGL
ROBERT
BARTRON
HENDERSON
SOMETHING TO MAKE YOU WISE. they are determined to beat the duf-
In a fascinating room filled with fers in New York that furnish our
bric-a-brac from Tunis two gentle- present dramatic rubbish, and elevat-
men with passionate enthusiasm were ing it in that they hope to gain as
tling inn of the ness plans of -the fervid an' apreeiation for Ibsen and
t iShaw as we now- have for George At.
Michigan Repertory Theatre. ' The' ,eit nand Avery Hopwood. The floor
organization, it seems, has survivedi was covered with gorgeous, thick red
its initial venture with sufticient our- rsa. Frederie lcConnel, of course,
age to attempt a continued season ;will remain as director, while AleS
Kelly and Mr. Reid will Carry the
during the coming months. I notice rt y
t eI iset roles.tIcortalei, I alsos
that the room was furnished Nvith ad- diis(c vered, the funny man with the
mirable taste in red and silver. There pupet lgs Pram The Theatre Guild
will be three productions, tach being has bien cailed back to New York, buts
given a run f two pi erformances, without questicn his place will be
Marc isares by Harry Wagstaff Grib- illed by one as sapable. A dusty per-
ble in January. Ann felttersdotter b forated Turkish lamp glowed in the
t-ies-Jenscn in February, and Georgecoi. c. T toplays them.elves are de-i;
Bernard Shaw's Stan and Superman lightiful: .t i rirst a iophisticatd coi-
in March. A soit pastel of a nude art-,tossof mam u. the second a power-
ist's model hung on the opposite wall. ful tragely. of piesan life, and the
Briefly, the fundamental ideal, so they tuird ... G.1. S. The pries e
said, is to put drama on a entinental the ason tickets, too. are very reas-
basis. In Europe, I was to unier- onable-I did not quite catch the ex-
stand, there are no travelling compan- act figures, but they must have been
ies is in this country, but inesea 1surprisingly low-so that there is
every town of any pretensions at al really no financial excuse for not sut-
has its own group of resident llay scribing. A beautiful gilded screen
-what we think of as a stock companyi hid something. . . This, I believe.
only infinitely belter. A weirdbril- exhausted their reperorial informa-
liant doll with a dozen bracelets and tion, so In conclusion they confident-
wicked eyes dangled over my head, ly commended the proposition to me.'
Such a system not only creates a thor- It is fully as worth while and as
oughly appreciative nudienc-for sound, they agreed, as the various
everyone buys a season ticket each concert series, the oratorical course.
year to the theatre-and places the the several other combinations which
organization on a sound financial has- steal one's five dollar bills. By sup-
is, but asoakes it possible for even porting it in its inception one will ad-
the most provincial person to see the mit himself to the finest drama, and
very best of modern and classical dra- everlastingly aid a progressive pro
matic 'literature. A brick red scarf lect to become permanent. A Literar
with a hundred tiny mirrors was Times lay on the table . . .
thrown over the door. It must be ad-
mitted that in America we have adopt- THE ACTOR IN EVERY ARTIST
ed this method in regard to music, You will recall that an Orlando
as illustrated by the local Choral Un-
aio sredbyimilarlythe final U- Bebe recently contributed an article
ion series. Similarly, p i a pr- on Do Paclimann to this eminent
pose of the Repertory Theatre is toon a of Words. With a scathing
gain as firm a confidence and approv- JornlyofWos. Wishe atscdthg
al for the theatre; eventually it is dsPachnian utterly misinterpreted,
hoped to establish an annual seasonI even niangled, his divine Chopin, pre-
of ten or twelve productions of the senting a truly pathetic picture. The
most representative plays available. last thrust was particularly obvious
In a corner lay a water-pipe of ham-
nered silver. Like all art theatres, he little old man ra ther toan s
the sponsors heartily disclaimed any "
ambition to be highbrow or to elevate
the nob, but obviously this is untrue. This disturbed. ne immensely, for I
In the highest sense of the word. am sure that to the majority he ap-
told them, they are highbrow in that peared notas a "little old man", but
s a genius with the immortal youth
Ihat comes only vit superb artistry
F. L. Tilden ...........Editor -and my distraction makes me grow
Donald E. L. Snyder. ....Books prosey Truly v e were all ready for
Normand Lockwood. .~..Mutst e l iood f this lete-cclssueer le
Robert Bartron Henderson. was-determined to pound the folly
Drama itrom him. On investigation, however,
Gordon Wier..........Art- - h getleiain proved to have a very
Lisle Rose, Halsey Davidson, , cmidable name, one whos musical
Newell febout. Samuel Mooret' opinion as always reSpctiel and a-
Jr., Maxwell Nowels. I :;vd 'e cai tei reity to tclh
The Sunday Magazine solicits j m' a ate y that ie seas wrong, all
manuscripts from all persons at-
filiated with the University. Man- ciing-like thcat--but now.
uscriptsiust be typewritten, Upon cautious consideration it has
I triple spaced and written on one j ieen decided to rest the proof else-
side only. a * * 1* where. Of course, I am certain that
The Sunday Magazine acknowl De Pachmann is the one and only, but
edges The American Secular Un- I would lay the claim to the actor
ion review service for "The Un- in hins rather than to his musicalti
offietal Observer" department. *
o i s d r . subtlety, still maintaining, you under-'
- stand, that it could be proven by those

capable that his various interprets' -
tions were justified.
ptis itehoicy cf thismagbz elo According to the theory, then, a
students and faculty members if, in 1musician to be a true artist must be
t5he judeint of the editor, these arti-
cles are of intrinsic value and interest. fully a third part actor. No matterj
This does not mean that manusersps
tolicited or oluntariy offered are how great his teehnical ability he will
nFescsara t in accord with editirial remain forever a cultivated mechanic
ofIntn either in principle or forim.k
if lie ltcs that personality, insagin

ation, natural magnetism-call it what that on the night Mary Garden ap-
you will-that somehow sweeps an peared here one of the fake sopranos
audience figuratively if not literally of the School of Music, who happened
to their feet. to be sitting back of me, did nothing
Of course it is this that makes but crack a soiled smile the whole
Mary Garden such a great figure, and , evening; the same lady, mind you,
Farrar and Chaliapin and Matzenauer. who drove everyone into the street
They are actors and who cares how with her own tinny palate had the
they sing. As long as they truly thrill collosal impudence to censure such a
us, what difference if they upper or , matchless personality.
tower register is right or wrong. Perhaps Mary's high C's vere- a
However, there are plenty who dir- trifie thin, but who thought of that
fer with the assumption. I remember (Continued on Page Seven)
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