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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 17, No. 6. April 22, 1953



We should like to apologise for the printing mistake which occurred last week, by which Peter Dronke's review of "Othello" and "As You [unclear: te] It" was left incomplete, the last paragraph being cut out. Mr. Dronke pointed out to us that this brought a number of his remarks, especially about "As You Like lit," out of focus and we are sorry that these defects appeared to be his responsibility.

Leo McKern showed genius once again as Owen Glendower—despite Hotspur, he made me believe every word he said about his magic powers, Raymond West well, as Worcester, was a Norman baron through and through (what a contrast with the fancy-dress Norman barons of Robin Hood films and suchlike!) and gave great clarity to his difficult speeches, Terence Longdon as Prince Hal and Jack Gwillim were much weaker than the other leads; but I must still mention how much Lady Percy and Mistress Quickly made of their parts, which scarcely stand out when the play is read, and I could still mention so many of the minor parts—if I had not already exceeded my space. So, Anally, I simply want to express gratitude to the Stratford Company for this play, as well as for the other two plays, which have made up the most wonderful experience of theatre that I have yet had, and to thank them for that more lasting achievement, that deeper experience, which I have tried to outline.