Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1964-11-131
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WEB Eft STATE COLLEGE I 1 1 November 13, 1964 Mi? o By Benjamin Noid Weber College Theater's first production of the year, "Waiting for Godot" will be presented November 24-28, on stage of the new Fine Arts Center, under the direction of Therald F. Todd, instructor of speech and drama at WSC. "Waiting For Godot" was written by Samuel Beckett, an Irishman who lives in Paris. It was first performed in Paris in 1952 where it ran for more than four hundred performances. It's productions spread rapidly the old Moench Buildine under throughout Europe and within rive years after it's first showing had been seen by more than a million spectators. It was first played in. the United States in 1956. The first question asked about a new play is usually "what is it about?" With "Waiting For Godot" this is a difficult question to answer. The play is about two tramps who are waiting to keep an appointment with a mysterious Mr. Godot. That much is clear. But there is much more to the play than that. Samuel Beckett obviously had many things in mind when he wrote the play. The problem becomes to explain what they were. It is clear that the tramp, in a strange way, repre sents mankind but the difficulty comes when one tries to interpret the meaning of all that happens to them as they wait, puzzle but it entertains as it does Viewers of past productions have expressed their opinions on what the play is about, but there is usually a different opinion for each person. The problem stems from the fact that the play contains so many suggestions. Perhaps the best solution to the problem of how a viewer should approach the play was given by one of its past directors who said that "the play is like a piece of great music to which one must listen for whatever one may find in it." One may think that a play so full of meaning as this must be very sober and weighty. Not so. The play contains much humor. At many points the two tramps appear more like clowns than the sad creatures one might expect. In the first American production, one of the tramps was portrayed by Bert Lahr, the great comic. "Waiting for Godot" may puzzle but it entertains as it does so. This Weber State College Arena production of "Waiting for Godot" mark the beginning of what is hoped to be an exciting new era of theatre at Weber. This production will be the first using the facilities of the new Fine Aits Center. Prior to this time WSC Theatre productions have been presented V.'iV.VH v t VtV.'.V. Y.Vi tV(Yl (23Y7 less than ideal conditions. The old Arena theatre was so small that it severely limited the audience size and acting area. This year's arena productions will be presented on the huge stage of the new auditorium The audience will be seated on the stage around the acting area. There will be space for a larger audience and a larger acting area Next fall, when the second phase of the Fine Arts Center is completed, the Arena season will move into a specially designed facility. While "Waiting for Godot" may produce various interpretations about its meaning, the opinion about its value has been nearly unanimous. Some of the critic's opinions included: "It is bewildering. It is exasperating. It is insidiously exciting. It will secure- Cont. page 3, col.. 2 MM :1 T mm JFirst HBitatil IlPay Saturday Attracts irea- Groups Ten bands will be splitting the air with peppy tunes, tomorrow when Weber State College holds it first annual band day. A downtown parade at 11 a.m. followed by massed band demonstrations in Ogden Stadium are the highlights. Band day Is being held in conjunction with Weber State's football engagement with Montana State at 1:30 p.m. in Ogden Stadium, which closes out Weber's Ogden, Utah Faculty Adds Four Members Selection of four additional members to Weber State College's. growing faculty is announced today by Dr. William P. Miller, college president. They are among 26. who either have been or will be added 'during the school year. Dr. Dee W. Flitton, assigned as director of placement in the personnel department, is a graduate of Brigham Young University. He later obtained a master's degree at University of Utah, and earned a Ph.D. at the University of Ore. James W. Lewis is teaching electronics in the Technical Education Division. A graduate of Utah State University, he obtained a master's degree at Utah University. Dr. Kimball S. Erdman, assistant professor, is teaching in the botany department. His undergraduate studies were at BYU and Iowa State. Mrs. Kenneth Davidson, assign ed to the nursing program, has been teaching nursing at Weber State on a part time basis for swen years. She is a graduate of Murray State College at Murray, Kentucky, and earned a master's degree in psychiatric nursing at University of Utah. u-' -4 t home schedule. E. Karl Ericksen, assistant professor of music, who is director of Weber's band department, said more than 700 band students will participate in the activities. High schools that have enrolled their band in the events are Ogden, Weber, Davis, Granite, West, Granger, Jordan, Cyprus, and Hillcrest. The WSC Marching band makes the tenth unit. The WSC Colleens will also be i DDnblbDftDn "i.j . -v Shibboleth, the Associated Men Student's Thank's-";. '" giving dance, will be held tonight in the Union BuiliK ing Ballroom at 9:00 p.m. The dance wil be to the music of the Starlighters and sports dress is appropriate. ' '' vMr The Hospitality Committee is offering a new service to all students. The Committe e has notice dents. The Committee has notice rides, while others are looking for riders to share expenses. There will be six posters put on bulletin boards throughout the school. These posters will contain information about those needing rides or riders. To get your information on the posters, please contact the main desk at the Union Building. You will receive a form requesting the pertinent information. The Hospitality Committee is hoping that many students will take advantage of this new service. f IS' '- j -:' - LWjf- tm in the parade. The parade begins at 11 a.m. at 22nd and Washington, and will proceed south along Washington to 26th. Pre-game demonstrations begin at 1:10 p.m. During the game each band will take a turn playing, with the WSC marching band performing at half time. Mr. Erickson said a high point of interest will come with a massed band presentation of the "Star Spangled Banner." Have R Will H m Am m mam i f i-i r.v..v..v.'..' . Vol. 7 No. 6 There are many inlerestinif things connected with the dancer and the fact that it falls on Fri-v ; day the 13th. For instance the name, Shibboleth is a synonym? for the word superstitution and implies the atmosphere that will be prevalent throughout the evens ing. In the words of Brian Flor enee, AMS president, "It is tha dance to cure all superstitutious. souls." . "' - One of the features of the dance-will be the giving away .of two: ; turkeys, live, and a limbo eons . tecL It is suggested that the; girls come appropriately dressed if they expect to enter and pars ticipate in the Umbo contest. Refreshments in the form' of apple cider and doughnuts will be served at no additional cost. For the lively, the dreamy and the supertitutious it will be good to know that the music is expected to verstaile and appropriate for all dancing, whether fast or slow. The dance will cost 50c . per person and is under the sponsorship of AMS. The officers of AMS are Brian Florence, president; Steve Hodson, vice president; and Ray Fowers, secretary. The AMS council also helped to plan the dance. Two date changes on the Weber State College Lecture Series have been made due to the inability of U.S. Senator Paul H. Douglas to keep his Nov. 10 engagement. Senator Douglas has re-sceduled his appearance for Dec. 1, report ed Dr. Clair W. Johnson, series chairman. This change made it necessary to re-schedule the appearance of a second speaker, Mark Evans, radio and television personality, who had a Dec. 1 date with the series. Mr. Evans agreed to switch his program to Jan. 21, Dr. Johnson said. Mr. Evans will give his lecture in Weber's new Fine Arts Center auditorium. Senator Douglas is tentatively scheduled for the Mount Ogden. Junior High School auditorium.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1964-11-13, Vol. 7, No. 6|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; A generous grant from the Utah State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.|
|Description||Weber's current student newspaper, the Signpost, first appeared on September 29, 1937. For two years prior to that time, campus news was disseminated via announcements posted on a bulletin board known as the "Signpost". As a result, the masthead of the first issue of the paper itself featured a rudimentary wooden sign with the title spelled out in rustic-looking letters. Over the years the paper has been published continuously, though the look, size and style has changed several times.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber State College|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|