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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 18 August 3, 1938

In High Relief

In High Relief.

And now for the cast of 31.

Singled out for special mention:—
  • Cecil O'Halloran
  • Margaret Lawson
  • Margaret Freeman
  • Guy Bliss
  • J. McCreary
  • D. Feeny
  • E. Latham
  • K. R. Hutcheson.

[unclear: The and] gesture between Cecil O'Halloran and Guy Bliss, and the way in which they identified themselves with every movement of the story was outstanding. Their sustained acting had a telling effect on the audience.

High marks go to J. McCreary, who played Count Slatarski with an intelligence and emotional exactness that made his part the most memorable of the evening.

Margaret Lawson's spontaneity. Margaret Freeman's hauteur, D. Feeny's deliberateness, E. Latham's bravado, and K. Hutcheson's sincerity were also not easily forgotten.

Most of the effects were well contrived—the explosion especially. But the judges were only spot-lighted from the armpits down—after all, their faces are their most important parts, at least on the stage. And sometimes the crowd was vociferous in a trifle too realistic a way—mainly on the second night.

About the revolver. Our condolences. We know them of old. If it did nothing else it proved in a final manner that the revolver is an instrument of reaction and decay.