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Vol. 3, No. 16
North Carolina School of the Arts
January 13, 1969
IRENE DAILEY TO PLAY
LEAD ROLE IN BRECHT
Irene Dailey, famed actress,,
arrived last Thursday to play the
lead role in Mother Courage and to
teach acting classes at the School
of the Arts until March 10.
Although she had received cri
tical notices for her appearance in
Elia Kazan's Truaking Cafe^ and had
appeared in regional theatres i n
such varied fare as Lady Macbeth in
Maabeth and Madame Arkadina in The
Seagullj Irene Dailey found she had
to go to England to begin her rise
In 1960 she appeared in England
in Tomorrow With Pictures. She won
the "Best Actress " Award and was
hailed as the finest "method"ac-
tress London had yet seen. On her
return to the States, TV was waiting
and within a short time Miss Dailey
starred on many of the nation's top
Next came Andorra with Hugh
Griffith and Horst Buchholtz, and
then stardom, in the Pulitzer Prize
Play, pie Subjeat Was Boses. Sub
sequently Miss Dailey has appeared
as Jenny in The Threepenny Opera^
created the role of Marie-Jeanne in
the American premiere of Anouilh's
The Cavern^ received the Vernon
Rice Award for Rooms off-Broadway,
and appeared on Home b y Megan
Terry. She can soon be seen in the
film Daring Game with Lloyd Bridges
and No Way To Treat A Lady with Rod
Steiger. She can be heard on rec
ords in The Subjeat Was Roses, the
original Columbia cast album, and
on Folkway's Of Poetry and Power j
and The Wiak and the Tallow, a play
in poetry by Henry Gilfond which is
an outgrowth of work at The School
of The Actors Company, a non-profit
theatre institute of which Miss
Dailey is the artistic director,
and a member of the teaching staff.
Its aims are to train actors ,
teachers, and eventually to have a
(cont'd. on page 3)
To Perform Tues.
The chorus and orchestra of the
North Carolina School of the Arts
will give a concert at 8:15 p.m.,
Tuesday January 14, in the auditorium
of Main Hall at the School of the
Arts. The performance is open to
the public without charge.
The concert was originally sche
duled for December 19, but was post
poned because of illness among stu
dents at the school.
The program will include the
Mass in D minor by Joseph Haydn and
the Chichester Psalms by Leonard
Norman Johnson, choral conduc
tor and opera director at the School
of the Arts, will conduct the orche
stra and chorus.
Soloists for the Mass (known as
the Nelson Mass) will be Georgyn Ge-
etlein, soprano, of Westfield, N. J.
Ell^ Cutts, alto, of Angler; Douglas
Decatur, tenor, of Matthews and John
Cheek, bass, of Wilmington. They
are students of Rose Bampton and
Jeff Loree of Raleigh, a stu
dent of Geraldine Cate, will sing
the boy alto parts in the Psalms.
The Psalms will be sung in Hebrew.
To Visit NCSA
—Over 50 educators from South
Carolina will be visiting the School
of the Arts this Wednesday and
Thursday as part of a study to "pro
mote innovative and imaginative ap
proaches to educational problems."
The Education Development Staff
of South Carolina Region II evolved
from a plan developed by the South
Carolina Department of Education "to
determine cultural and educational
deficiences, to catalogue needs,
and to increase the educational op
portunities that will be regional in
scope and impact for students of Re
The group will watch part of a
"Mother Courage" rehearsal,attend a
student recital, and meet with de
partment deans on Thursday. Mr.
Gordon Hanes, member of the Board of
Trustees and Chairman of the Board
of Hanes Inc., will speak on promo
ting the Arts as a business man.
Gottlieb Chamber Orchestra to per-
perform Friday evening, 8:15 P. M.
See page three for program