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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 9, No. 10. August, 7, 1946

Vuc Raises Ibsen's Ghosts

Vuc Raises Ibsen's Ghosts

No, not the sort you mean. No dark cupboards, no jangling skeletons, no elephants on the ceiling. Unfortunately for Zombie fans, these ghosts, the sort Ibsen has written about, are much more tame, but for those who take their drama seriously the playwright has presented an urgent problem.

He attacks with a pungent pen many of the evils arising from slavish adherence to the marriage conventions of his time and proves the mockery of much that was regarded as respectable. As a dramatic craftsman Ibsen stands high—complex plot, sub plot, serve only to heighten his subtle delineation of character.

This meat is being served in the Gym on the last Wednesday. Thursday, and Friday of the term by the College Dramatic Society. It proved a little strong for some of Ibsen's contem-poraries, and in phrases such as, "an open drain," "unutterably offensive," and "a dirty act done publicly" they reveal the extent of their indigestion.

We think that you and your friends' stomachs may be a little stronger and urge you to come along. Production is in the hands of Kate Crosse.