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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 11, 1947)
The Man Who Came to Dinner'
Impudently Portrays Woolcott
■ Alexander Woolcott, so the story ,
goes, once spent a night with the
George S.Kaufman’s and they never 1
' foi got it. It must have been quite an
evening because out of it, and their
frienship with the late Town Crier
cf Radio fame developed one of
Kaufman and Hart's most success
pf In fact, “The Man Who Came to
Dinner,” to be presented October
24,25,29,30,31 and November 1 by
the University Theatre, makes no
pretense of disguising its main
character, Sheridan Whiteside, who
is the counter part of Woolcott. The
Kalstaffian wit was not in the
least offended by this impudent
characterization of himself and
would even have played the lead
if he hadn’t been committed to a
The authors made a happy choice
for the lead, however, in Dr. Edgar
Montillon Woolley, better known
to movie audiences at Monty Wool
ley. The professor was formerly as
sociated with the drama society at
Yale. With his beard fairly crack
ling with sarcasm, Woolley was
the center of action, emanating
violant activity in the play. He
repeated the role in the screen ver
sion which necessarily lost some of
its sting because of foreboding
Kaufman, called “the gloomy
dean of Broadway wits,” acted as
director of the play as well, as co
author. He rehearsed the acts back
ward so that each one could be seen
as a compact unit that was self
explanatory of what action had pro
Six Months to Write
It took six months to write the
play and by the time it was finish
ed they had the actors in mind and
the opening date set. Both suffer
acutely on opening nights and hate
opening night audiences, although
no other authors are held in higher
esteem by New Y«rkers who con
sider opening night performances
as essential to their prestige.
Not poetic writers, Kaufman and
Hart use the plot as a frame for
fire works- Romantic scenes are j
inserted as dutiful gestures midst j
a fury of gags, bitter and speedy !
attacks on stupidity, and loud hu- 1
As final maganimous gesture, j
the authors dedicated their master- ,
piece of invective “To Alexander j
Woolcott—for reasons which are j
To Honor Author |
Teachers and friends of Spanish j
have been invited to a luncheon at j
the faculty club today honoring the |
400th anniversary of Cervantes, '
Spanish author of Don Quixote.
DOROTHY SHAY, “The Park
Avenue Hillbilly,” sings the bal
lads that made her famous, on
“Spotlight Revue,” the big, new
Spike Jones musical variety and
comedy show over CBS eac^ Fr>
Approximately 50 people will at
tend the luncheon which has been
arranged by Dr. Anibal Vargas
Baron, assistant professor of Ro
mance language and president of
the American Association of Teach
ers of Spaniish.
Originally scheduled for Octo
ber 24, the recital of George Hop
kins, professor of piano, has been
re-scheduled for October 23.
French-American music will pre
dominate throughout the program,
with Ravel’s “Bolero" and a “Con
cert Paraphrase on Gershwin
Themes" highlighting the perform
ance. Both of these numbers will be
presented as transcriptions by
Professor Hopkins. Other compo
sitions by Debussy, Ravel, Copland,
Elmerco, Bloch, Soro, Milhaud, and
Villa-Lobos will also be featured.
The program sponsored jointly
by Phi Mu Alpha, men’s music
honorary, and the music school,
will begin at 8:15 p.m. in the music
Phi Psi Pictures
Individual house pictures for the
1948 Oregana are being taken by
Kennell-Ellis studio according to
the following schedule:
October 11: Phi Kappa Psi.
October 13: Alpha Chi Omega,
Alpha Delta Pi.
October 14: Alpha hall, Alpha
October 15: Alpha Omicron Pi.
October 16: Alpha Xi Delta, Kap
pa Alpha Theta.
Under the plan, which its back
ers hope will become nationwide,
farmers are donating corn, and the
townspeople are giving money to
buy the grain.
Let us simplify your business transactions. A check
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protect your funds against loss.
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ST. MARY’S ESPICOPAL
Rev. E. S. Bartlam, Rector
Rev. Hal R. Gross, Student Pastor
Services at 8 and 11
Wednesday at 7 a.m. at Gerlinger Hall
Canterbury Club, 5 :30 at Church
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A Branch of The Mother Church,
The First Church of Christ. Scientist
in Boston, Massachusetts
12th and Oak Streets
Services Sunday 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.
Testimonial Meeting Wednesday
Reading Room-, 8b West Broadway
Wesley Goodson Nicholson, Minister
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.
Mary S. Grubbs
Director of Student Work
Student Supper, 6 p.m.
12th and Willamette
L. O. Griffith, Minister
Robt. J. Bu'l, Assoc. Pasttr
Morning Worship, ] 1 a.m.
Youth Fellowship, 6:30
Wesley House, on campus
Dave Seaman, director
Student supper, 5 :.:0
■““Recital, 6 :30
Discussion Group, 7 :C0
11 th & Ferry
Rev. W. B. Maier, pastoi
Church School, 9:45 a.in.
Worship Service at 31 a.m.
Gamma Delta for Lutheran students
and friends, Sunday, 5p. m,
10th Ave. at Pearl
Rev. Norman K. Tully, Pastor
Servicemen. Students, and visitors
cordially welcomed at Divine Worship
1166 Oak •Street
Hugh N. McCallum, Pastor
University Classes, 9:45 a.m.
Dr. Victor P. Morris, teacher
Town and Campus Group. 6:15
Bible Breakfast Forum, 9:40 a.m.
(donuts and coffee)
Worship Services, 11 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
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