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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (May 17, 1938)
Two Gentlemen From Verona to End This Year's Plays
Furnishes Plo t for
By ELIZABETH ANN JONES
When a man and maid get the wires crossed on a perfectly good
love affair, that is the material for Winchell, but when two men and
two maids become entangled in romantic complications—that was
material for playwright Willaim Shakespeare, and he handled it as
no one else could in “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” which will opens in i
the University garden theater on Thursday.
The comedy which members of
the Eugene Very Little theater
and the University theater will
unfold from shrubbery wings of
the garden theater behind the mu
sic building centers around the
love of Valentine, played by Gerry
Smith, for Silvia, (Alice May Siel
ing), and that of Julia, who is por
trayed by Gayle Buchanan, for
Proteus (Jack Lewis).
Complications of the plot arise
when Proteus falls in love with
Silvia—and when Silvia’s father,
the Duke of Milan, played by Pro
fessor Robert Horn, objects to
Valentine, whom Silvia loves, in
favor of Thurio, portrayed by
The Eugene Very Little Theatei
contributes Bill Tugman as Pro
teus’ father, Antonio, and “Shy”
Huntington as his servant, Pan
The seriousness of the resulting
situations are relieved by the
comic Speed and Launce, played
by Wilfred Roadman, and Eddie
Other players in the Elizabeth
an comedy—the first Shakespear
ean drama to be attempted in Eu
gene for three years—are Bob
Christener as Eglamour, Archie
Holman as the host of the tavern,
Phil Ackerman, Millard Pedigoe,
Stanley Johnson, and Don Kennedy
as outlaws; Helene Parsons, Lois
Masters, and Betty Fiksdal, and
ladies of the court; Derwent Ban
ta, a gentleman, and Jbhn Dever*
eau, a singer. Iris Franzen plays
the part of Lucetta, waiting wo
man to Julia.
DR. ELLIOTT •'
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This is the first photo taken of
De* Castro' Earl Mayer in civilian
clothes and by an “outside” photo
grapher since he entered Walla
Walla penitentiary eight years ag_Q.
Mayer, who confessed slaying
James* Eugene Bassett, naval of fi
ner, nearly 10 years'ago, later “re
pudiated” his confession but said
he would “take the rap” to save his
RESEARCH MAP*' REWARDED
Stanley L. Robe has been grant
ed a research scholarship in Span
ish, and' has been assigned to Dr.
L. O. Wright, for further study.
Mr. Robe plans to make a trip
to Mexico this summer to do re
search work in colloquial Spanish.
Hollywood cameras are clicking^
on the Virginia Military Institute
campus these days getting “local
color” for the film version of “Bro
Who Want to
Delicious food that
is moderately priced
PLAN A DINNER PARTY BEFORE
YOUR HOUSE DANCE AT THE . . .
Broadway and Pearl
Mayflower: “Joy of Living,”
McDonald: “Jezebel,” 2:40,
5:55,9:15. “Trip to Paris,” 1:10,
4:30, 7:47, 11.
Heilig: “Victoria the Great,”
1:43, 7:09, 8:35. “Nurse From
Brooklyn,” 12:45, 4:01, 7:27.
Rex: “Hurricane,” 7, 10:23.
“Big Town Girl,” 9:13.
KORE: 8, UO Radio class;
10:30, Emerald News Reporter.
KOAC: 8:45, UO Radio class.
NBC: 5, Horace Heidt; 6, Rip
ley; 7:30, Johnny Presents; 9:30,
Carl Ravazza’s orchestra; 11,
Hal Dreiske’s orchestra.
CBS: 5:30, Benny Goodman’s
orchestra; 7:30, Big Town, Ed
ward G. Robinson, Claire Tre
vor; 8, At Pearce’s gang; 8:30,
A1 Jolson show, Martha Raye,
Parkyakarkus; 9:15, Les Park
er’s orchestra; 9:30, Henry
King’s orchestra; 10:45, Ozzie
By DOUG PARKER
The life of England’s greatest
queen is unfolded in “Victoria the
Great,” current billing at the Hei
Anna Neagle, England’s fore
most actress, takes the part of
the famous ruler. Noteworthy *in
this British-made film are the au
thentic scenery and costumes. The
puffing little train in which the
newly-wedded queen and her hus
band ride was taken from a London
museum. The anniversary scenes
before Buckingham Palace wjere
not dbne on a productoin lot but
in the actual streets of London.
It is the 60-year epic reign of
Victoria condensed to 113 minutes
playing time. With due respect to
those concerned, the condensation
could have been even more com
“The Nurse From Brooklyn,”
with Sally Eeilers and Paul Kelly,
is the other half of the double bill
Bette Davis, George Brent, and
Henry Fonda handle leading parts
in the southern story, “Jezebel,”
main attraction at the McDonald.
The Jones Family take “A Trip to
Paris” in the second bill.
’•Jezebel” eqncems itself with
the story of a fickle girl,-Bette
Davis, who loves Henry Fonda. She
gives Fonda an overdose when she
goes to the Olympus Ball at New
Orleans dressed in red, white being
the traditional color for unmarried
females. A quarrel follows and
Fonda leaves for the north.
A year later Fonda returns mar
ried. But Miss Davis get him back
in the end when he contracts the
dreaded yellow fever and is sent to
a penal-like island, she with him.
His wife consents to part with her
huband because Bette Devis con
vinces her that only a Southern
woman such as Bette could pro
perly nurse him. A bit flimsy
The producers made one grave
mistake in the show when they
killed George Brent long before the
conclusion had been reached.
* * *
In a recent poll by one of the
leading radio magazines, Jack Ben
ny ranked as No. 1 radio comedian
with Edgar Bergen (Chollie Mc
Carthy) close ebhind, followed by
Fibber McGee, Fred Allen, and Ed
Independents planning to attend
the picnic May 21 please sign up
before Thursday noon with Har
riet West or Bill Rentz.
Art Classes Take Advantage of
Warm Days, Spend Hours in Sun
Students emerging from two o’clocks in Villard yesterday gazed
unbelievingly at a group of art students busily sketching a boy seated
in the shade.
The art school faculty seemed to welcome the chance for outside
work for three instructors had their classes out yesterday and one is
scheduled to take his class out
Besides Lance Hart’s drawing
class on the campus, David Mc
Cosh’s water color painting class
and Eyler Brown’s architectural
rendering class were out on field
trips. Mr. McCosh took his group
to the University incinerator on
j Onyx street and Mr. Brown’s class
I sketched in Springfield,
Today Prof. Arthur L. Peck’s
landscape architecture class will
probably tour the campus to study
shrubs and other plants.
ALUM VISITS CAMPUS
Frances J. Pallester, class of
’34, visited the campus recently.
He has been doing advertising
work for the Chevy Chase dairy
:ompany in Washington, D. C.
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