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These are the words of John Merrick,
the hideously deformetl circus fredc in
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series, Merrick attempts to
normalcy by interacting with ordinary
people and accepting their standards and
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'When Dr. Frederick Treves introduces
the elephant man,th.e audience sees a good
looking man dressed" only in a 'white
loincloth. As Treves points to slides of
the real elephant man, the actor who will
play John Merrick slowly contorts his
body to suggest the deformed creature.
This transformation allows the audience
to use its imagination and is an amazing
theatrical moment. Because the play
deals with Merrick's mind and not his
body, it is fitting that there is no actual
manifestation of the deformities.
The story begins as the elephant man
is left to die by Ross, the man who has
been exhibiting him in freak shows.
Merrick is rescued by Treves, then a
newly appointed doctor at the London
Hospital. What follows is an attempt by
Treves, and ultimately society, to mold
Merrick into the cultured, respectable
person he thinks Merrick should
Treves seeks the aid of an actress,
Mrs. Kendal, so that Merrick can relate
to a woman who is not appalled by his
appearance. Mrs. Kendal introduces
Merrick to the pleasures of both society
and women. .
Merrick also is introduced to Bishop
How, a clergyman who sees the elephant
m:n as a symbol of the internal struggle
common to a man who is seeking
oneness with God. Princess Alexandra,
Lord John and Carr Gcmrn also become
patrons of Merrick. At one point each of
the characters in the play voices a belief
that Merrick embodies the perfection
they admire most. This allows ; the
audience to see how the other characters
are molding the elephant man.
As, the elephant man becomes more
and more human, he loses part of
"himself in the process. Because of the
enormous weight of his head, he has to
sleep sitting up. When Merrick tries to
sleep like normal people and lie down,
the weight of his head cuts off his
Courtney Burr is excellent in the title
role; he captures the humor and the
pathos inherent in the part, yet he never
becomes overly melodramatic. Joan
Grant as Mrs. Kendal has the' proper
amount of personality to play a
believable actress. She successfully meets
the challenge- of portraying a surface
character who eventually allows her true
self to be revealed.
; As Frederick Treves, Kenneth Garner,
jives an admirable performance,' yet he
never fully captures the Victorian
priggishness portrayed so well by Kevin
"Conway in the original Broadway
Music, lighting "and the set design
combine to provide an appropriate
mood and atmosphere for the drama
that unfolds. Cellist Larry j. Rawdcn
ably plays his pieces so that they remain
unobtrusive and yet considerably aid the
performance. The lighting ranges from
purely theatrical effects to very subtle:
changes. And the lighting becomes;
important because the setting never
changes. Instead, a curtain or a set piece
suggests the locale. This is particularly
effective because of the psychological
nature of the play.
Brent Peek's direction skillfully
complements Bernard Pomerance's
play. The symbolism and the character
relationships are brought to life by
Peek's tight direction.
Cc'Jrtncy Curr (center) in tho prii3-v"nn!n3 'Cc-hant f.'.-n'
...attempting to reach normalcy by adapting to society
Public service announcements must be turned in at the box outside the D TH offices in the Carolina Union
by 1 P-m- if they ere to run the next day. Each item will be run at least twice.
The Student Nanj' Association will have a meeting from
noon until 1 p.m. in Camngton Hall. Interested freshmen
and sophomores are invited to attend.
The Institute for Self-Study will sponsor a seminar at 8
p.m. called Toward Conscious ose An Intrtrduction to
Seif-Siady. Gurdjkff Method. The meeting will be in the
Club Room of the Carolina Inn. .
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FIT at MOON
King's Kids, a Bible study and prayer group, will meet at 8
p.m. For more information call 967-9584.
An Occupational Health seminar on "Tevatologtcal
Testing: The Need, The Tests, The Future," will be held at 1
p.m. in room 103 Berryhill Hall. Shelley Tyle, a researcher
for the Chemical Industries Institute of Toxicology, will
The Student Committee on Crime Awareness and
Prevention will hold its organizational meeting at 3 p.m. in
room 207 of the Carolina Union. All students with an
emotional or intellectual interest are invited to attend.
The Department of Statistics is sponsoring a colloquium
on the "Aspects of Structure for Multivariant to Negative
Binomial Distributions and Negative Binomial Point
Processes." At 3:30 p.m. in 324 Phillips. Robin Milne from
the University of Western Australia and UNC will speak.
Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m. in room 316.
Charfetof) Heston Susannah YorK
Shows at 7:30 9:30
You arc. cordially invited
to a reception
celebrating the publication cf
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WaStaf Matthaw is dangsrous in
Shows at 3:15 5:15 .
CAROLINA CLASSICS SERIES
Spencer Tracy and KsSierine Heptoum in
Matinees at 3:00 5:10,
' An interviewing workshop, sponsored by the University
Placement Services will be held at 3 p.m. in 208 Hancs Hall.
The Devotional Life Study Group will meet from 6:30
p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Baptist Campus Ministry.
The Baptist Campus Minis, try will sponsor a new student
fellowship from 9-10 p.m. at the Baptist Campus Ministry.
The North Carolina Student Legislature will meet at 7
p.m. at 351 Hamilton Hall. Interested students are invited to
The Society for Creative Anachronism will meet at 7:30
p.m. in Room A at Chapel of the Cross.
The Media Board will meet at S p.m. in 321 Greenlaw.
7. ETA BETA TAU and ALPHA DELTA PI will sponsor
their annual blood drive on Tuesday- in the Pit. Please
donate it doesn't hurt.
"Megabar Pressures in Sub-Micron Volumes, a joint
DukeUNC Physics Astronomy Colloquium will be held at 4
p.m. Wednesday in 265 Phillips. '
Practice interview sessions with a counselor will be held
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday. Call or drop in 211
Hanes to make an appointment for a one-hour session.
Sessions involve videotaping and a critique of practice
interview. Call 933-6507.
The executive committee of the UNC Young Democrat!
will meet Tuesday at 5:30 in the Carolina Union.
The ABS career planning committee will meet at 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday in 308 Hanes Hall.
Thinking about applying for RA? Need that summer job?
Grad school ahead? Learn how to make a great impression
on employers at the University Placement Center session on
interviewing skills, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Morrison
AIESEC will host Dennis Appleyaid of, the UNC
economics department, at 8 p.m. Tuesday in T-5 New
Carroll Hall. He will speak on the economics of
The UNC Highway Safety Research Center will hold an
open house from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday. The center is located off
Manning Drive near Craige Residence Hall.
Venez tous la table Fraaraise le mardi a 6:30 p.m. a la
The UNC RacquetbalJ Club will meet at 8 p.m.
Wednesday at the courts in Woollen Gym. Everyone is
Avery Slave Auction will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday in
Avery's Courtyard. All proceeds go to Multiple Sclerosis in
Sarah Holiday's name.
Meet the candidates running for Min BSM from 12:30-2
p.m. Tuesday in front of the Undergraduate Library. Come
chat with the ladies so you will be able to cast your vote for
Miss BSM on Tuesday.
There will be a meeting of Billet's board members at 6:30
Thomas Crawford will speak on the "Scottish
CoRtriburJoa to Literature" at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in
ECOS, the environmental group, is having a meeting at
7:30 p.m. Tuesday in 100 Murphey.
latramnnib Al IM efrkrutli and fftct staff must turn in
timeshcets Tuesday because of the upcoming Thanksgiving
holidays. Failure to turn in your tirneshcru by the deaX.rve
will result in a two-week dday of your checks.
Psl CM will host a graduate school careers night for
psychology majors from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in rooms
213-215 in the Carolina Union.
Oa Site Interview" workshop will be sponsored by the
University Placement Services at 3 p.m. W edneday in 209
The UNC Ski deb will have a ski tuning and repair cfcnk
at 7 JO p.m. Wednesday in 101 Greenlaw. .
UNC Sailing dub is having a meeting for the election of
new officers at 7 p.m. Wednesday in 431 Greenlaw:
Walk for Humanity Committee will have an important
meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday in zoom 406 of the Campus Y.
ITEMS OF INTEREST
AaditioM for Eripldea' Ilippotjtaa" wi'J be held by the
department of dramatic art. There are eight major roles and
a chorus of 16. Actors, singers and dancers are needed. Call
933-1132 for more information. The auditions will be held
from Nov. 10-13 in Paul Green Theatre.
CHEC is now meeting at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the
new Student Health Service building. Health Education
Suite. CHEC provides information on breast and pelvic
examinations and contraceptive methods.
First Annual 1950 Homecoming parade Organizations
that would like to be in the parade should contact Charlie
Brown at 933 1515.
We need hosts and hostesses, waiters and waitresses and
sales clerks for the Campus Y Handicrafts Bazaar to be held
Dec. $-7 in Great Hall. All interested persons can sign up in
room 102 of the Y building. No experience necessary.
Applications for Homecoming Qutea may now be picked
up in Suite C or 106 Lewis Dorm. For more information, call
Charlie Brown. CAA President at 933-1515.
Officials. ..still need soccer officials. ..giail mural
basketball begins in two weeks.. .all persons intertsicd in
officiating grail mural contact Rick Fair, superintendent of
officials, 933-1 153. ..pay minimum, hours flexible,
outstanding performance awarded by membership in the
UNC Officials Asxiation. Faculty-staff.. .fs volleyball in
progress.. .persons interested in serving as volunteer liaisons
. for a University department in fi program, contact Rob
Student Legal Service Advtaory Board seeks an
undergraduate student interested in a minimum of at least
two years service as a board member. Contact 5LS, Suiie A
of the Union, or at 933-1303 if inierested.
The Carolina I noa proudly announces MOTHER'S
' FINEST, la concert Thursday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. in L'NCs
Memorial Hall. Tickets are S6.50, available through the
Carolina Union Box Office. 1
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