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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 4, No. 5. June 6, 1941


The Prologue was very like all other prologues; in fact, it was strongly reminiscent of one called "Censored" written by Mr. Meek four years ago.

It was adequately produced. The leading student was very good; though several of the censors, having apparently been told to sing to the gallery, kept their eyes pinned there, and looked as if they were praying; and the book on Freud was obviously a child's picture book ... but listening for the murmur of amusement that didn't come from the audience, one felt that perhaps prologues are unnecessary.

The Horse That Wooden had its faults. It was, particularly on the first night, an unfinished production, with uneven tempo, and horrible gaps in which the voice of the prompter was audible. These faults, however, were due to under-rehearsal, and the whole thing improved from night to night. It was a good extravaganza, well-written, with a plot that was almost intelligible, witty dialogue and characters which were clearly drawn and neatly pointed.