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Page 8-The Michigan Daily-Thursday, April 4, 1991

The true importance of love
by Diane Frieden costume. This does not apply to the scenes, adding "it's a good co
University production; excellent for the audience to enter."
H ow often do you see symbolist work has been done to preserve the The play itself takes the for
drama on a daily basis? fairy-tale quality in the Maeter- a symbolist drama, describin
.At the Trueblood Theater, what linck scenes, reinforcing at the same love triangle between two bro
is rehearsed on stage is also real. The time the magic of being backstage. Golaud (Matthew Letscher)
University production of Pelleas The dress-rehearsal interpretation Pelleas (Tom Daugherty), an

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And Melisande lays down the
foundation of the original 1893
Maurice Maeterlinck dramatic plot
and uses an innovative play-within-
a-play structure, conceived by direc-
tor Jerald Schweibert. "It's an adap-
tation of outer life," says
Schweibert, speaking about the par-
allels between the action seen in the
staged play and the lives of the per-
forming actors.
Formatting the play in a re-
hearsal setting often allows for
some looser interpretation, usually
resulting in a more relaxed atmo-
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woman who is wife to one and lover
to the other, Melisande (Johanna
Borman). Symbols abound, such as
the fountains of each brother, which
liken the depths of the pool to the
depths of the soul. Complex rela-
tionships explored in the original
dialogue spill over through
Schweibert's frame to the three
main actors.
Schweibert interprets the main
question posed by Maeterlinck as,
"How important is a love that you
risk your life for five minutes?"
This tragic love is seen, as the ten-
sion builds up among characters to a
passionate conclusion. On whatever
level the performance can be under-
stood - lighter fantasy or dramatic
tale - it should prove to be most
entertaining.
PELLEAS AND MELISANDE will
be at the Trueblood Theater tonight
through April 14. Thursday-
Saturday shows are at 8 p.m and
Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $9, $5 with I.D. at the
Michigan League.

RECORDS
Continued from page 5
more musically intriguing sound
unoriginal. The last song, "There's
A Place In Hell For Me And My
Friends," resembles the last song on
Louder Than Bombs, "Asleep,"
with its piano and gentle vocal
style. "The Harsh Truth of the
Camera Eye" has camera sounds at
the beginning (and whips, too, or do
my ears mock me?) much like Duran
Duran's "Girls on Film." The effec-
tive "Driving Your Girlfriend" and
"Found Found Found" take this one
step further to include lyrical simi-
larities as well. "Found" sounds
quite similar, like an earlier tune on
Kill Uncle, "Asian Rut." The
former is a mild, slight song remi-
niscent of "There's A Light That
Never Goes Out" from The Queen
is Dead, and it is also concerns driv-
ing around unhappy in cars.
But maybe that's the rub. The
music is supposed to sound like '50s
Singers' instrumental backing at its
worst, to make the words stand out
more or to undercut them even more
than a sensible guitar part would.
Maybe Morrissey wants parents to
buy this album to be able to bond
with their sulky teens. Maybe, like
Madonna, Morrissey is fucking
with audiences' collective minds by
sounding boring, saying "out-
rageous" things with his lyrics
which could be as serious as they are
mocking, and then pulling the old
"Which is it really?" attitude. Or is
it both?
Most of the lyrics would indi-
cate this could be true. "Asian Rut"
uses cheesy Asian-music sounds to
garnish the tune, yet is actually a

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Morrissey raises his arms to the sky. Why? In frustration over life? To
vogue? To show off his big hands? To ask God for better collaborators7-

Daugherty and
Borman
allows for a creative adaptation. "It
functions at a mythical level," says
Schweibert of the fantasy-like

To worship Bob Mould?
snide social commentary on the
treatment of Asian (boys) by the
British (boys). Morrissey divorces
himself from his country by quip-
ping: "I'm just passing through here
on my way to somewhere civi-
li zed."
"King Leer" has a clever title
and jeers at someone else (and
Morrissey himself?): "I crept up
behind you with a homeless chi-
huahua/ you cooed for an hour/ you
handed him back to me and said
'you'll never guess I'm bored

now'." "Churchillian legs" is an,
excellent image chiseled from
"Camera Eye,"an arty song on hav-
ing your photo taken (I assume as
some sort of professional who has
to have it done often). But the music
bores so much that the words are
lost on sea of mediocrity.
A friend of mine is convinced,
that Kill Uncle is a work of bril-
liant genius, that the pop world just
doesn't get it, that Morrissey has
surpassed himself this time. Maybe,
but I have my doubts.
-Annette Petruso

NASTY

Continued from page 5
audience, making you constantly
aware that you are sitting in a
theater watching a film, and
supposedly making you more apt to
think about the film's message. The
V-affect can become strenuous, as
can the one-sidedness of the story
and the largely one-dimensional
characters. But The Nasty Girl must

be applauded for mercilessly points
out hypocrisy in every possible
shape and form. In one of the best
examples of this, an old communist
tells of how he was freed from the
local concentration camp by the
Americans, only to be locked up a
year later, by the Americans. When
Sonja asks why, he answers, "For
being a communist."
THE NASTY GIRL is being shown at
the Ann Arbor 1 & 2.

In the ancient Athenian This should be even juicier than last
tradition, Dara Weir will don a week's anthro lecture, which
laurel wreath, anoint herself with featured grubs. The prizewinning
olive oil and read poems from the poet will read from her work at 5
mount of Rackham Amphitheater. p.m. tonight.

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