North Carolina Newspapers

Newspaper of the Students of Meredith College
APRIL 23, 1974
NO. 23
Portia (Carletta Jamison) and Juliet (Donna Thomas) confer in
“When Shakespeare’s Ladies Meet.’’
Weekly convocation
may be abolished
by Genie Rogers
At its meeting on April 20,
the Meredith College faculty
approved two measures of
major consideration. Of
primary interest to students, a
resolution from the ad hoc
Convocation Committee was
passed which, subject to the
president’s approval, should
become effective for the next
fall semester.
The resolution offered
several variations from the
present convocation policy,
chiefly the abolition of weekly
required meetings and their
replacement with voluntary
attendance at monthly
meetings. The 10:00 a.m. hour
on Wednesdays and Fridays
will be used as in the past,
with the exception of S.G.A.
meetings being moved to
Mondays. The remaining
Mondays will be used for class
meetings and similar ac
tivities as needed.
If implemented as policy,
the resolution would also
establish a Convocation
Committee to plan the
Monday programs. The
Committee will be a separate
committee with its own
budget;its chairman will serve
on the Cultural Affairs
Committee to help maintain
continuity of planning.
In other action, the
faculty approved a recom
mendation concerning tenure
which set up a tenure com
mittee giving a new voice to
faculty members in the
granting of tenure to one of
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Performances slated for
student-directed one acts
by Rebecca Askew
When Shakespeare’s
Ladies Meet, Flounder
Complex, and Spoon River
Anthology will be presented
this week, climaxing several
weeks of effort by three
student directors. All per
formances begin at 8:00 p.m.
in the Hut, admission is free.
When Shakespeare’s
Ladies Meet, directed by Pam
Faison and Spoon River
Anthology, directed by
Eleanor Hill are slated for
Tuesday, April 23. Flounder
Complex, directed by Marlene
Hart, and Spoon River An
thology will be presented
Wednesday, April 24.
Thursday night’s program
includes Flounder Complex
and When Shakespeare’s
Ladies Meet.
Drama Instructor Linda
Bamford, who has supervised
the productions, was en
thusiastic about the openings
this week. “This was to be
both an experiment and a
learning experience for the
students,” she commented.
“It is a first for Meredith but,
as an added bonus, we will
have some very good theatre
for the whole community to
enjoy: good plays that will be
very well done indeed.”
The student-directors are
producing these plays as a
portion of a special studies
course in advanced directing
which they are taking for
credit under Mrs. Bamford.
All three student directors
have considerable experience
in the field of drama. Pam
Court this
Faison has played a lead in
Glass Menagerie and Miracle
Worker and also appeared in
Carousel. She has directed
summer productions in her
hometown. Eleanor Hill was
assistant director for
Meredith’s production of The
Glass Menagerie and also
served on the set and
technical crews of various
productions here.
Marlene Hart has been set
designer for The Effects of
Gamma Rays on Man-in-the
Moon Marigolds and Miracle
' Worker. She was assistant
director for Carousel and was
technical director of
Marigolds. She has also taken
several courses in drama and
theatre arts at other schools
and in conjunction with these
courses has directed and
acted in several productions.
The student directors
were well-received by the
eleven Meredith actresses in
the plays. They seemed to
enjoy the unique experience of
working under other students.
Susan Tew Wilkins, who is in
Spoon River Anthology, said,
“It was refreshing to work
under a student; I felt freer to
voice my opinions about some
of the technical aspects
simply because the director
was my age.” Susan also
added that “rehearsals were
fun, like a party, because we
students think alike.”
Jamison as Kate, Kathy
Harrison as Cleopatra, Pam
Allen as Ophelia, and Donna
Thomas as Juliet.
Allyn Vogel is assistant
director of Spoon River An
thology. The cast includes
Susan Tew Wilkins, Donna
Hopewell, Mary Warren
Ayers, Harry Dorsett, Ron
Jones and Marty Burke. Greg
Jurley and Sue Stenbuck
provide music during the
Assistant directing
Flounder Complex is Martha
Claybrook. Members of the
cast are Cathy Bland and Jeni
Marlere Ezell is technical
director for the three plays.
Pam Faison spoke for all
three directors when she said
that it was scary to be
responsible for putting an
entire play together. She also
noted that “Even though it is
much more difficult to be on
the director’s side of the
fence, the experience has been
The 1974 Spring’s Queen
and her court will be
presented this week-end on
Saturday, April 27. The
presentation will take place at
3:(X) p.m. in Mclver Am
phitheater as part of the
Parents’ Weekend festivities.
Alice Winecoff, a senior
from Durham, will reign as
Spring’s Queen. Senior Vivian
Craig of Stanley will serve as
Maid of Honor. Senior at
tendants are Cindy Godwin of
Bayboro and Cindy Rosser
from Hampton, Va. Sheryl
Harrell from Woolwine, Va.
and Jane Taylor from
Gastonia will represent tte
Junior Class. Sophomore
attendants are Lou Mickey
from Winston-Salem and
Dianne Creech from Zebulon.
Debbie Talbert of Charlotte
and Grace Cawley of North
Palm Beach, Fla. will serve
as the freshman attendants.
Modern dancers will
provide entertainment under
the direction of Mrs. Frances
Stevens. The theme, “Man’s
Treasures,” will be expressed
through dances depicting
“The Sea,” “The Earth,” and
“The Sky”. The finale sym
bolizes the splendor of “The
Pam’s assistant director
is Jeanne Dare. Cast mem
bers of When Shakespeare’s
Ladies Meet are Debbie Liner
Dobb as Desdemona, Wyn
Turlington as Portia, Carletta
A health clinic will be
held at Meredith on the
evening of May 1st in which
pap smears and classes of
instruction in self-
examination for breast cancer
will be available. Two nurse
family practioners will be in
charge of the clinic, which will
cost $2.56:per pap smear with
the self-help classes taught
free of charge. Students will
be assigned to the clinic in
small groups and examined
individually, at times to be
announced later according to
the number wishing to par
ticipate. If interested sign up
with your hall proctor or
Genie Bailey.
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