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19 IITERARY SECTION. THE AGE. SATUEDAY. OCTOBER 22. 1955 Marilyn Monroe reminds Tom Ewell that he has forgotten his shoes in The Seven Year Iich at the Regent. LOMW Tramp 9s Vision OS The Universe From a Special Correspondent in London WHILE UGO BETTI'S The Burnt Flower Bed attracts large and absorbed audiences at the Arts Theatre, the previous Arts Theatre play, Waiting for Godot, has been transferred by Donald Albery's management to the Criterion Theatre a surprising experience indeed for the public straying in from Piccadilly Circus. WAITING FOR GODOT, WRITTEN BY JAMES JOYCE'S former secretary, Samuel Beckett, is what might be termed a tramp's vision of the universe played out in terms of the music hall clowns' duo. In Paris, where the strange little play was an enormous success, this music hall back-chat element Is said to have been stressed far more in the performance. At the Arts Theatre the two tramps, verminous and diseased and waiting endlessly under a storm-shattered tree for a Godot (God ?) who never comes, were humanised engagingly by the two players Peter Woodthorpe and Paul Daneman. Oaneman, the young Birmingham Repertory-Old Vic actor who recently achieved a comedy triumph as Justice Shallow m Henry IV, Part II, was especially fine as Vladimir, an elderly tramp with seeds of distinction and a delicate touch of tenderness and patience in defeat. (At the Criterion his part has been taken over by Hugh Burden, the versatile Daneman having rocketed into The Punch Revue at the Duke of York's.) Obscure Symbolism It is a sombre view of life, and many in the contemporary world may think It a true one: stressing the physical corruption no less than the spiritual betrayal. Its symbolism is sometimes obscure and its theme is needlessly reiterated in two closely similar end overlong acts. It has one magnificent moment, when a bestially slave-driven "underdog" bursts Into an Incoherent speech which gives an extraordinary Joycean impression of overcharged meaning; but the master-servant symbolism seems In these days outdated by trade union events, even though the master's own momentary despair comes like a lightning flash of illumination. The "underdog," ironically named Lucky, is played remarkably by Timothy Bate-son. The play has aroused exceptional controversy: drivel (as some say) or high art (the opinion of others), it holds a peculiar fascination, with moments of sheer terror. Terror of a different kind stalks the stage of the Westminster Theatre In London's latest murder "thriller" Dead On Nine. This play, by Jack Popple-well, is not a "whodunnit," but In the line of tradition of Anthony Armstrong's classic Ten Minute Alibi, and the successful Dial "M" for Murder recently at the same theatre. s Rtprestntstlve Ranje of All Avall-blo School ol ArL lncludins: Sjmitllrs. Renoir, W. Russell Hint. "To. Cttherloe Edwards, nonsuit. AT COLLINS BOOK DEPOT ITT. LTD., 86 BOURKE STREET, 1st Floor, FB1850, FB2618. SEND PERSONALISED PRINTED WITH YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS ON LARGE VARIETY ENGLISH QUALITY CARDS. Phone, Write or Call EXPRESS PRINTING COMPANY I34S BURKE ROAD, EAST We have pleasure in making two special announcements, as follows i 1. DECEMBER ISSUE OF CHINA RECONSTRUCTS J' ' mtatn a special supplement u. . puporouig m oiacK ana wsih shu eium. ' The Supplement will not be sold separately from the magazine. .' 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A delightful small comedy performance by Anthony Snell as an effete unwitting Intruder helps to lighten the tension. From sophisticated murder to classic assassination. The Old Vic has opened its autumn season with a darkling production of Julius Caesar by Michael Benthall marred by the "cuts" and telescoping of suicides at the end which were the worst feature of the otherwise fine Hollywood film. These "cuts" rob us completely of the Irony of Casslus's unnecessary death with its vivid illumination of his impatient character and the substitution of the page boy Lucius for a hardened soldier as the Instrument of Brutus's suicide Is historically insupportable, and an unbelievable brutality by Shakespeare's "gentle Brutus." Belter Acting Altogether, Hugh Hunt (no director of Australia's Elizabethan Theatre) was responsible for a more exciting, faithful and far better acted production of the play at the Vic during Coronation year. Paul Rogers, two years ago a dynamic Casslus, now plays Brutus with a noble authority that Justifies Irving's expressed belief that It was "the actor's part" in the play. John Neville is a splendid Anthony, superb In presence and elocution and brilliantly characterising the unscrupulous side of the character. Otherwise the cast is surprisingly weak and does not augur happily for the distinction of the coming season. BOFFIN BOOKS Mail Order Specialists. All Klndi of Books by Return Malt. Science, Space Travel, Fiction, Technical and General Literature. 52 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE. MF6520. A BEAl.l.Y SENSIBLE GIFT. GIVE A PETER PIPER BOOK PRESENTATION ORDER. And Your Friends Make Their Own Selection Irom the Lame Hanee ol BOOKS PHINTS. STATIONERY. PETER PIPER, MELBOURNE'S BRIGHTEST BOOKSHOP. REGENT PIJVCE. Alonmldc Tim the Toyman, iwr.i.ni,uiirr. XMAS CARDS THIS XMAS KEW WY1B2J. Alter Honrs, BT2890. entitled Chinese Papercmi, which will SHOWING ON IN MELBOURNE THE. SEVEN YEAR ITCH, at the Regent, Is the latest production to make us sit up and take notice. With Its slightly outrageous publicity extolling the well-known charms ol Marilyn Monroe, there was every excuse for expecting a typical "girlie" piece of nonsense. - But let no one be taken in by the outsize effigy of Marilyn, her skirts fluttering provocatively, which stands outside the theatre. This is one of the year's funniest comedies, made in such good taste that its most daring lines should shock no one. In her past appearances Miss Monroe has contented herself with merely looking like one of Peter Arno's most buxom blondes come to life, but now, for the very first time, she proves that she can really act quite a remarkable revelation, which must have surprised Marilyn as much as her audiences. The Seven Year Itch began life as a Broadway play which so delighted New York audiences that It ran for several years. Its author, George Axelrod, has collaborated with director Billy Wilder in turn ing it into an outstanding film. - And Just to ensure its success on the screen they imported Tom Ewell, who created the part of Richard Sherman on the stage, to play the same role in Hollywood. It is due to Ewell's skilled per formance as an erring husband that the comedy comes across so bril liantly. Sad Faced This sad-faced actor In his early 40's gives a near-perfect portrayal of Sherman, the Manhattan family man who sends his wife and son away from the heat of a New York summer for a few weeks. . Sherman is something of a Walter Mitty character. He talks to himself almost continually and indulges In frequent day-dreams, In which he figures as an heroic lover, surrounded by adoring females who want nothing better than to be loved by him. In actual fact, of course, Sherman is a very ordinary toiler in the publishing trade. Most of his extravagant ideas come from the novelettes he has to plough through as part of his Job. But fate plays false with poor Sherman by planting Marilyn Monroe, a dumb blonde, who reads commercials over television, as the temporary occupant of the fiat upstairs. Sherman, despite all his good Intentions, makes the mistake of asking her down for a cool drink..' Marilyn is captivated by Sherman's air-conditioned flat. Sherman, of course, Is completely captivated by Marilyn. Next day, .conscience-stricken, Sherman seeks the comfort of a psychiatrist, only to be advised that he has developed the seven-year THE WEEK IN WIRELESS - Better Programmes Needed From 3LO A large section of listeners appears to be far more concerned about, the future of 3LO than is the ABC. That there is strong reason for concern is a matter of doubt no longer. WE HAVE SEEN THIS station over a number of years fighting a losing battle against the forces of mediocrity At one time it looked as if 3LO's programmes were designed to rise above popular demand and become in some degree those of a Third Programme on BBC lines. The hope engendered then has faded. The ABO controllers in Sydney have shown in past months that the ambition Is to bring 3LO to the more popular level of 3AR and to throw any pretence of culture to the four winds. This seems more in the nature of a disaster than a mere change In managerial policy. When some years ago it was de cided to devote 3AR to popular en tertainment and 3LO to more cultural things, people with taste in the arts of music and drama were delighted but their delight did not last long. The first great blow came when 3LO was assigned to the Parliamentary broadcasts. We were assured at the time that the important stuff normally broadcast from 3LO would be transferred to 3AR. This became another theory that was washed out in practice, although feeble attempts are still made to create a contrary Illusion. The introduction of long-running first class plays, with practically no outs, helped in off-Parliament seasons to keep culture addicts reasonably satis-fled, but these have disappeared long since and their place has been taken by some of the weakest one-hour plays ever likely to be heard in anybody's lifetime. The latest de terloratlon comes in the shape of a never-ending flow of mediocrity. Vrnm 'Eseeilstwet A point has been You never can tell with Hollywood. It has been called almost everything from a synthetic dream factory to the capital of mediocrity. But occasionally it comes to light with a true filmic gem built from the least likely ingredients. itch, a condition which afflicts men after seven years of matrimony. Aghast at the thought of having contracted this malady, Sherman rushes home, determined not even to look at Marilyn, again, but all in valn.'for she has decided she likes the air conditioning down below.. : And so the comedy goes on,' with Tom Ewell extracting every ounce of fun out of the nonsensical situations. The film abounds in flashbacks as Sherman dreams himself In and out of fresh trouble. . Marilyn flutters about seductively, her eyes innocently vacant as she utters her hilarious dialogue with childlike naivete. And with a supporting cast that includes Victor Moore, Sonny Tufts, and Oscar Homolka, The Seven Year Itch Is an ideal tonic for the jaded sense of humor. TO WALK ACROSS COLLINS Street to the Athenaeum Is to find yourself transported from the airy fantasy of light-hearted comedy to the sterner semi-documentary of The Colditz Story, a fine British wartime adventure. My only criticism or this exciting escape yarn is the title. It seems JOHN MILLS (right), British from The reached when it is barely profitable to tune in 3LO in off-Parliament times. Apart from an odd half -concert or bits and pieces of an overseas celebrity very sparingly broadcast, there is nothing particularly Inviting on the station. The infuriating thing is that if any sacrifice has to be made it is always 3LO that has to make it. I notice lately on Saturday nights that the usual New Music session at 10 p.m., which gives listeners their only chance of hearing lesser known contemporary works, is being supplanted more and more often by other things. The time has come for Melbourne and other State stations to be released from the Sydney grip and given a much larger measure of autonomy. Music Musio this week was dominated by the Viennese conductor - Josef Krlps, who put the Victorian Symphony Orchestra through the best paces it has achieved under any guest conductor. Beethoven's fifth Symphony on Monday night from 3LO was one more evidence of his ability to infect his players with enthusiasm and take them in the way in which they ought to go. A brilliant man in both musicianship and generalship, Mr. Krips is heard with complete confidence. Nothing promotes appreciation more than the establishment of per fect trust between conductor and audience. After that, all that is necessary Is to enjoy. MW lWUWW. MUMIIM Hill Hill I I l. . J IMWHIIU1II1 1 i II I. II1U I M ' tWWniiBlliiMsswiMiiiiiiiiiiMswiMiiiiiM, rf mm i i lam iiiissssissiiiiisiiiiis 'viliir;il. in i , i m , sw-i tfim-i'tl "DESPAIR IS A SHARER OF MY HOUSE" Despair is a sharer of my house: 7 fteor o fcnocfc And when I open the door No one is there: only. Despair. I hear A creak on the stair, Feel fis air moue Oner my lace, See the page darken and feel the presence Behind my chair, but when I turn No one is there: only . Despair sits at my desk, Shakes the curtains, pads on the carpet, Crosses the corridor, Goes and comes on the stair With such affectionate care For me that I am sure No one Is there Sharing my house when I am alone: Not even despair. end Plsemt Pssmt by CMfUrsl Drusnt," Dentt pries .) THE SCREEN that ever since The Jolson Story created box office records producers on both sides of the Atlantic have become fascinated by this most unoriginal method of christening a film. As a result we've had so many "Stories," from Cantor to Colditz, that it Is hard to remember which is which. But there is little to criticise about the content of the film itself. It Is an adaptation of P. R. Reid's factual account of Colditz Castle, used by the German High Command as a repository for Allied officers who had got away from other - stalags during the second world war. When the first batch of British prisoners arrives, at the forbidding fortress they find a band of genial Poles in possession. Possession Is the right word, for the Poles have worked out how to open almost all the locks in the castle unknown, of course, to the Nazi guards. Eric Portman Soon their numbers are swollen by fresh arrivals who include "escape-happy" P.O.W.'s from France, Holland and Canada. Everyone wants to organise a getaway and the result is almost complete chaos until a British colonel (Eric Port-man) decides to place things on a business-like basis. From now on the escape attempts begin to succeed and the German troops lose confidence under the persistent harrying of their own officers and the prisoners in their escape officer, confronts his Nazi officer of the guard in Colditz Story showing at the Athenaeum. By Ariel The Beethoven broadcast was fol. lowed by Hugo Wolf's Italian Sere. nade and Schoenberg's sixth String Quartet from the Koeckert Quartet. 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