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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 10, No. 7. June 11, 1947

English Class Plays

English Class Plays

Drama as studied by the English classes of the college has ceased to be a matter of mere library reading. The English Class read Synge's "Well of the Saints" as a set book; the play was read in the lower Gym on a Friday evening, produced by Marget McKenzie. Only a score of people unfortunately formed the audience, but more people can reasonably be expected to attend future attempts of this kind. The advanced English classes are at present putting on Shakespeare's "King Lear" with John McCreary and Edith Campion among the cast and Dick Campion as the Producer. These play readings do not aim at the polish of well-rehearsed productions but they seem to us to be the only adequate way to gain a full appreciation of dramatic texts. The English classes should not be slow to realise the value of more such readings and to support them whole-heartedly as audiences and actors.