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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 22, No. 8. August 3, 1959

Council Gives Club a Pat

Council Gives Club a Pat

The University Council took what seemed to be an unprecedented step at its meeting last week in passing a motion of congratulations to the Drama Club for its recent "Oedipus Rex" and "Jack Winter's Dream" productions.

The council had received a letter from the principal of the Training College, Mr W. J. Scott, describing the effort as comparable with the best overseas.

In a recent broadcast Mr Scott described the production as "a milestone in New Zealand drama."

Letters were also received from Professor Somerset and Professor Ian Gordon.


The vice-chancellor, Dr J. Williams, told the council that the play had so impressed the Department of Internal Affairs that they had offered to pay part of the cost to take the play to Auckland. Unfortunately the offer came too late and the visit was found impractical.

The council also decided to send a letter of thanks to the producer, Mr Richard Campion.

The club's work augurs well for the new theatre in the Student Union Building.