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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 26, 1947)
When Curtains Really Rose
By PAT KING
Perhaps it was her father’s
swallow-tail coat, or maybe it was
her mother’s magazine with the
illustrations of opera scenes, or
perhaps a combination of both that
set the little girl on the trail of the
theater land make believe. What
ever it was, for as long as she can
remember, Mrs. Ottilie Seybolt,
associated professor of speech and
drama, has been interested in dra
matics and has spent most of her
“The University of Tomorrow,”
an informal talk, will be presented
Tuesday luncheon-goers when Ver
gil S. Fogdall, acting dean of men,
will appear at Westminster house.
The regular gathering will be
open to all students. A pot luck
luncheon will be served, and all
students interested are asked to
call Westminster house before
Monday to make reservations. The
meal will cost 40c.
Jo Rawlins, editor
. . . and it’s quick to fix!
i life with grease paint, props, and
Currently she is producing“Play
boy of the Western World.”
Her first actual contact with the
theater came at Mount Holyoke
school for girls where as a fresh
man she climbed two stories high
on a steel ladder to a precarious
perch where she operated a wind
lass to wind the rope that pulled
up the curtain.
“In those days the curtain ac
tually rose, not just parted as is
common today, although the term
‘the curtain rises’ is still used,”
said Mrs Seybolt.
After attending a school of ex
pression in Boston and a Russian
school of the theater in Chicago,
Mrs. Seybolt began teaching. In
the course of her teaching she has
done a great deal of traveling in
the United States, most of if in
the northern half of the country.
She received her master’s degree
from the University of Wisconsin.
A handsome woman with gray
ing hair piled high on her head in
a becoming coiffure, Mrs. Sey
bolt on her bicycle is a familiar fig
ure about the campus. Her work
with “Playboy of the Western
World” to be presented by the Uni
versity theater Dec. 3, 4, 5, 6, 9,
10, 11, keeps her office in the
drama, cottage across from John
son hall currently submerged un
der copies of the play and source
books on Ireland.
“We are not attempting nor do
we want an Irish ‘brogue’,” said
“I like Chesterfields because
they last longer and are more
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Mrs. Seybolt, “but rather we are
trying to achieve a suggestion of
the Irish color.”
Before long Mrs. Seybolt was
turning to maps and illustrations
of the section of Ireland in which
J. M. Synge has set his play.
She explained that the Irish
own literature and historical back
have revived an interest in their
grounds, which have an important
part in Synge's play.
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ditions. Old Oxford men think the
school is now terribly crowded.
Each boy living in a college has
only two rooms instead of the
suite of rooms each used to have.
But we who have just seen some
crowded American universities,
do not take these handicaps too
There are 50 or 60 Americans,
fewer Canadians, and other for
eigners here. The British are used
to having us around by now,
which does not mean that they al
ways understand us. Despite*
American efforts to look tweedy,
drop “r’s”, or appear casual, the
Yanks are always spotted in an
instant. Many of our personal
mannerisms, many of our govern
mental policies, baffle them.
For instance, no explanation of
what the Thomas committee is
doing to Hollywood makes sense
But broadly speaking they are
both friendly and grateful. The
rich uncle, one might say, is re
spected but not loved. Some wise
man once said that the British
and American languages have ba
sic differences obscured by ap
parent similarities. For example,
no one could explain to Lord Cur
zon, addressing an American
group here, why he brought
laughter from his audience when
he said, ‘‘One must consider Ox
ford as a whole—and what a
WHOLE it is.”
Nick Riasanovsky, who is living
in St. John’s College, joins my
wife and me in sending best
wishes to all you old friends on
the campus. Maybe we can make
Homecoming 1949. If, as we hope,
Oregon again places successful
candidates in the Rhodes compe
tition, we’d be glad to do any
thing we can for them.
Donald W. Treadgold,
15 Wharton Road,
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organization, and is one of the few
American colleges without one.
The purpose drawn up is as fol
We suggest the forming of an or
ganization of interested foreign
and American students and faculty
under the sponsorship of the
YWCA and the YMCA whose pur
pose would be to bring together
foreign and American students so
that they may get acquainted with
each other and come to a greater
understanding and appreciation of.
each other, his nation and culture.
The organization might fulfill this
purpose through social gatherings,
parties, discussions, speakers, field
trips, and outings.
We further propose the organiza
tion of a subsidiary committee,
composed of American students
and foreign students already in
residence on the campus, whoso
purpose would be to welcome fo
reign students and help orientate
them to Eugene and campus, aid
in making housing arrangements,
and supply information and help
in solving their problems.
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