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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 26, No. 10. 1963.

Victoria Sends Plays. Jazz, Debating Reps

Victoria Sends Plays. Jazz, Debating Reps

The cultural activities of Winter Tournament form the Arts Festival. This year they are lively and varied, representing a range of interests from drama through music to chess.

Drama Club is taking down Jules Feiffer's "Crawling Arnold." This is a humorous satire of contemporary American life and is thought to be particularly suitable for Tournament audiences. The play will be performed in the Little Theatre in the third term.

Contemporary Arts are also presenting American social satire in Edward Albee's "The Sandbox." This attacks the "American dream" of togetherness, dealing with the inhumanity of the younger generation to the older. As well as "The Sandbox." Con Arts are endeavouring to send a group to perform jazz poetry in collaboration with the Jazz Club. Other members will contribute to the Literary Discussions which are a feature of the Festival.

French Club have M. Gro-wall producing Jean Anouilh's "Humulus le Muet," described by one of the actors as "a tragi-farce." It has a cast of six and will be presented in French.

Jazz Club hope that others will join the quartet they have practising at present. They are co-operating with Canterbury's Jazz Club in presenting a concert at the end of the Festival. Club President Neville Porteous says, "We will practise anywhere—even in coffee bars." The club is providing some of the backing for the Modern Dance group, tutored by Jane Maddox, that will present two items in the concert. This has about 13 members, including three men.

Music Society is sending a small choir, conducted by Robert Oliver, which will sing works by Monteverdi, Schulz and Schubert. Derek Saunders will perform Webern piano works. A quartet will play either Beethoven piano quartets or Haydn trios.

Literary Society is sending members to participate in the Literary Discussions. There is a speaker at each of these, and this year they include Maurice Shadbolt and R. A. K. Mason. Yearbook is presented and dissected here, and members may read and discuss their own work.

Law Faculty Club is engaged in selecting its two-man team to face Otago in the annual Law Moot for the Sir F. B. Adams Cup. A Moot is described by Club president David Carruthers as a "sort of mock law court—a legal argument of previously prepared cases." It is held in the Supreme Court before a senior member of the Bar or Judiciary, and is usually limited to about two hours.

Chess Club has a team of lour and a reserve for the three-day Chess Tournament. At the end of individual matches a team selected from all the universities plays the host club. In this case it is the Otago (provincial) Club.

Debating Society has a team of three led by Peter Blizard. Contending for the Joynt Scroll. Victoria will affirm the motion that "The punishment of the violent criminal is more important than his reform"

New Zealand university crests

They will all be there.