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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 11. 1965.

Next Time I'll Sing To You

Next Time I'll Sing To You

Otago University produced Next Time I'll Sing To You by a young English playwright. James Saunders. Clever lighting introduced us by degrees to an arrangement of angled and inclined rostra in the centre of the stage. These the actors used for a platform for their debate—witty, vicious, filled with double takes, attacking each other and the audience.

They were all more than competent, and if they did not create characters but merely lent voices, one feels that the fault was the playwright's rather than theirs, for this was not like the tearing quarrel between the nurse and the intern in The Death Of Bessie Smith where illumination came from mutual destruction. Rather Saunders found an interesting situation, provided four characters to dissect it, granted them eloquence, and set them somewhat gratuitously to work.