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SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1936. Volume 7. Number 8.

Difficulties of Staging

Difficulties of Staging.

As in the past three or four years, colour and picturesqueness predominate. Indeed it ranks, with "Medea and Soda" as Joey Mountjoy's best production. Meek, who has not yet anything like the stagecraft of Phillips, presented his producer with a number of difficult scenes in which too many people crowd the stage and have to remain, without particular purpose, while the plot is worked out in dialogue by one or two principals. This process is too often a long business in rhymes and couplets, requiring the action of the play to be held up, and on Saturday evening was accentuated by several factors.