Vol. 1. No. 9 Meredith College. Raleigh, NC 27611 April 14.1986
Taming of the Shrew’
Two of the actresses in.the all female cast of "Taming of the Shrew:'
by Terry Williams. News Reporter
William Shakespeare will invade the
Meredith community once again when
McrcdHh Performs presents its version of
Taming of the Shrew.
The stars are Julie Bell and Katie Jo
Goslen. Interesting performances are ex
pected because Meredith is an all’female
campus. Kelli Barefoot, a junior English
major, said **lt should bequite fascinating
to see how a female cast and audience
responds to the work."
Barefoot also stated that she is pleased
with the choice of the pkiy, having studied
in it class.
Taming of the Shrew deals with a man
and woman playing a game with each
other. The winner is the one who plays the
best game, and it is up to'the audience to
decide if the Shrew was really tamed — or
just playing the game.
There will be seven performances begin
ning April 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. Other
performances will be held on Monday,
April2Iat 10a.m., April 24,23, and 26at
8 p.m., and a matinee on Sunday. April
27 at 2 p.m. All shows will be held in
Parfojroance is core of music curriculum
by Betsy Short, Editor
Onty a door separates the musician
from her instrument and audience.
Months of classes, lessons and practice
are about to be exposed. The motnent
of truth has finally arrived.
Butterflies begin to dance about the
stomach, palms sweat and the entire
body .tremUes with nervous energy.
orium is filled with applause. The musi
cian becomes one with her instrument
The fun begins.
According to En^ Cooper, senior
orjpn major, the “only bad part of the.
redtal is right before you go out” to per
form. *t>nce I get out there fine. 1
start having fun,” she said.
Performance is the core of the music
curriculum, according to Dr. David
Lynch, head of the music department.
**Music is something you have to
share. The recital is the culmination of
all the work and practice,” Lynch said.
The senior applied music majors are
required to have a graduation recital.
Lynch explained. Some junior applied
majftra are required ^ their pro-
fessors to have a retatarand^lfim that
are not required to have recitals may
choose to do so anyway.
An applied music major is one which
majors in a spedfic instrument, such as
piano, organ or voice. It is mtich more
intensive in-pcfformance. Lynch said^
The recital date and time are decided
Meredith turns to computers
by Terry Williams, News Repc^rter
The whole worUl is turning to compu
ters and Meredith College is no excep
tion. If you haven't ventured 4own to
Harris to type a term paper lately, you are
in for a big surprise. The days of hunt-
and-peck on the typewriter aj« i)o more. -
The typing room in Harris-is gone, apd
the computer is hereto stay—7 for better
**Any office you work in is going to be
computerized, so we want our students to
be prepared,” says a member of the busi-
nns department. Especially in the busi
ness Worid, computer skills are going to
To many students, th? computer is a,
foreign instrument. So, there are student
workers who know how to work the sys
tem and can help those of us who are less
fortunate'drtd don't know how to use
those **wonderful” machines. Student
hours are posted on the door to the com
puter room in Harris.
At the beginning of rach semester,
tutorials are offered to teach students how
to use the word proces»ng software. The
English department encourage students
to take advantage of the Opportunity ~
for the students* sake and the professor'6
When asked how they felt about the
removal of the typewritei^, some students
applauded, while others were distressed.
“I don't like computers, and feel much
safer with the typewriter. Beside, who
upon joimly by the professor and stu
dent, as well as the pieces to be per
formed. Usually the student will per
form four to eight entire pieces,
depending on length.
The only break between pieces is a
pause for applause. Sometimes the stu
dent will leave the auditorium briefly to
catch her breath or get a drink of water.
“It takes a lot of work to put a recital
loj^liiCT.'^lvSfW'go on sta|C% your
self, face the audience and perform by
memory. It is a very tense life,” Lynch
Besides doing “an awful lot of mental
Lynch said the music professors teach
thdr students safeguards in case of a
has time to learn how to use them when 1
have so much other work to do?,” said
mental block while performing. For
example, the students are taught always
to have a place in the piece where th^
can start up again if necessary.
Voice majors are taught to “never say
nothing” even if they have to make up a
few lines, according to Bridgette Parker
who performed a senior voice recital
According to Lynch, the memory is
sometimes relaxed to reduce anxiety for
those who find memorization difficult
Lynch said students are often wary of
becoming a music major because of the
amount of memory work. Usualty it
depends on the professor and the
instrument as to how stringent the
Continued on page 3
Well, like it or not, the computers are
here to stay. Meredith isautomated, and
we better start learning to adapt.
Kim Raper, senior business major, works on I6M>PC.
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