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Salient: An organ of student opinion at Victoria University, Wellington. Vol. 23, No. 5. Wednesday, June 15, 1960

Violence And The Macabre

Violence And The Macabre

Not without its share of violence and the macabre, the play contains a number of beatings and fights a ghost scene and two scenes with a coffin on stage; but nevertheless burlesque is always the dominant note. We may feel sorry to see poor Master Humphrey so sorely beaten, and Jasper too. The fight between Ralph and the giant Barbaroso is one of the visual highlights of the play. Another highlight was the Barbaroso mime scene on the inner stage. This use of the American split stage technique was an Innovation and very effective.