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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 13. September 12, 1957

Dangerous Choice

Dangerous Choice

Canterbury followed with a cut version of "In Camera." a dangerous choice for a drama festival held in conjunction with a University sports tournament. It would take great confidence and conviction to master a typical tournament audience with a play such as this, but the cast was not experienced, they seemed to be under-rehearsed, and I rather wished, at the time, that circumstances had influenced them to choose a different play. I did not think it was a success. The climaxes were missed, and through, this and the cutting of some of the starker (but most significant) scenes in the play, its whole build and significance seemed to have been passed by. The man clearly had [unclear: thtt] within his reach, but made you flinch by missing the structure of every other speech. This play is too strong meat to bear inadequate performance. Its lines are willy, but the whole tone of the play is too bitter for you ever to laugh easily. If the players cannot cast its spell on you, you laugh at their embarrassment.