Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1973-02-231
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iTTTTnTYT m f D LAJ i midsummer night's dream eafre play staffs tomorrow m by valerie boyer staff writer "A Midsummer Night's Dream," called William Shakespeare's first masterpiece, will be presented by Weber State Theatre in the Fine Arts Center Little Theatre with a preview showing tomorrow and regular showings Tuesday through Saturday next week. Directed by Dr. John M. Elzey, with stage setting and costumes designed by Terry M. Asia, and lighting by David K. Barber, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" has a cast of 34, plus technical staff, amounting to "easily 80 altogether," estimates Dr. Elzey. Matinee performances for secondary school students of the area have been held at 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday of this week. Court people of ancient Athens, native working men of rural Britain, and fairies of Oberon and Titania function through the play in their three separate worlds. Bottom, a weaver, becomes the advanced registration set to begin tuesday Packets for spring quarter advanced registration are now available in the Administration registration windows. Actual registration begins Tuesday. Only currently enrolled day students are eligible to register in advance. i i r n. i S. : ADVANCED REGISTRATION - Judy Roderick of the Registration Office hands an unidentified WSC student her advanced registration packet. Cards can be picked up at the registration windows in the Administration Building. Actual registration begins next week, (photo byfredbarta) unifying factor of the plot. Using love, lover's quarrels, and love potions, Shakespeare weaves comedy into every scene. One difficult task in producing this play found by Dr. Elzey is, "In this day of sophistication it's hard to get people to believe in fairies. We hope that the people who come will bring some naivety, on the other hand, also the sophistication to enjoy Shakespeare's lyrical English." Lynn Alvord has composed original music for this production which will be played on a clavinet, an electric clavichord, by Marilyn Hodges. Both are Weber State students . J. D. Stokes, a theatre arts major, has done the choreography. A prologue in dance movement "showing the battle that took place in mythology between Theseus and Hippolyta" has been added, Dr. Elzey explains; "the dancing all through- the show is quite athletic." Costumes have been designed Procedures for advanced registration areas follows : Pick up packets and class schedules at the registration windows in the Administration Building. Course Cards can be picked up for freedom in movement, based on styles of about 1805-1812. Stage design includes platforms and stair units used throughout the play which will represent various scenes. "We have a lot of flexibility; it requires a lot of use of imagination," comments Elzey. Responsible for many technical aspects of the play are students Jeff Crivello, stage manager; Jodi Turner, assistant stage manager; and Karen Duncanson, lighting board. Some of the cast are Michael Stever, Kent Hansen, J. D. Stokes, Gary Bird, Jeffrey Hansen, Nancy Larson, Mary Jane Wheelwright, Brent Johns, and Kristin Hurst. Nine children will play the fairy parts. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" will be presented at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday with a Saturday Matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets can be obtained at the Little Theatre Box Office, telephone 393-1773. in the north section of the Union Building on scheduled days. Instructor approval is not needed to . register for most classes, those that do require approval are noted in the class schedule booklet. - Juniors and seniors (90 or more credit hours as of the end of Autumn Quarter) are scheduled for course card distribution Feb. 27. - Sophomores (45-90 credit hours) are scheduled for Feb. 28. - Freshmen (less than 45 credit hours) are scheduled for March 1 until lp.m. March 2. - Some departmental cards will be distributed by the departments concerned (see page four of the schedule booklet for more information.) Detailed instructions, classes, and schedules are listed in the schedule booklet. Payment of fees can be made until March 16 or at regular registration which is scheduled for March 20. emphasis week nears end Black Emphasis Week draws to an end today and tomorrow. Lorenz and Ruth Graham will speak at the Weber County Library this morning. Tonight at 9 p.m. the Kiwanis Club will sponsor a dance, admission is $1.50. Tomorrow's schedule is: 9:30-11:15 a.m., a presentation 'at Lewis and Dee Elementary schools; 11:30 a.m.-l'2:30 p.m.. . XT i ,T ' mam Mi 1 MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - (1. to r.) Tim Duncanson, Mary Jane H. Wheelwright, Nancy Larsen, and Jeff Hansen are part of a cast and crew of nearly 80 persons involved in the play's production, (photo by john shupe) bishop schedules rop session in ub Joseph Bishop lunch in the WSC Skyroom; 8 p.m. Black plays in the college FAC, admission is $1.50 for adults and 75 cents for children. Today's Signpost has an interview with several black students who discuss some of the racial problems involved in going to college. (Page 7) All WSC students are invited to participate in Black Emphasis Week events. 1 4 fT msc- 0 -s Dr. Joseph L. Bishop, president of Weber State College will be featured at a student "rap" session at noon Monday in the Union Building foyer. The session will be open to all students."The president would like to open channels and strengthen ties with the students. He would like to hear their questions and answer them, and he also wants to get student's views, ideas and opinions," said Wendy Turner, activities vice president, who organized the meeting. Ms. Turner says that this meeting is open and honest. She continued, "He just wants more involvement with the students, and to be aware of their participation and wants. ' ' Atha Freeman. President Bishop's secretary explained that he wanted this meeting to discuss his "management by objective'" view of running a college, and to get the opinions of others. The meeting is one of several he plans on having. Others will be with the various department schools and services on campus. The basic presentation of a college will be the subjects, stated Ms. Freeman. "This is important, everyone who would like to talk and communicate with President Bishop may have that chance." Ms Turner concluded.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1973-02-23, Vol. 32, No. 34|
|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.|