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prevailed on the choir scene as
Gretchen Cant and Scott Holliman
at the annual Madrigal Dinner at
Photo by lim Tomforde.
ny hours of work were involved in building
set for "Time Out for Ginger.' Senior Missy
pman and Iunior Shawn Hampton carry
t of the scenery. Photo by Dan Thompson.
'Time Out for Ginger' saw Seniors Mike
McTaggert and Iana Norris as parents to their
football queen, Ginger. The play was very suc-
cessful. Photo by Dan Thompson.
Drama O 239
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Dramatlsts bond together
Pa, I I Iagcompletetheatrlcalseason
Basic techniques to master for the
drama students' year included
rehearsing lines, building sets,
preparing costumes and perfecting
the flavor of the productions.
Ticket sales, phonetics and reading
comprehension presented by R. L.
Cook in Drama I.
"I attempted to introduce the
various aspects of the performing arts
to the students," said Mr. Cook.
Dramatic classroom performances
gave actors and actresses the oppor-
tunity to practice and perfect their
"Drama I does a lot of classroom
plays and skits," said junior Steve
Gallaher. "I had a good time."
Drama II stressed the independent
study of the sciences. "Students know
their strong points already and can
develop them," said Mr. Cook.
Third year drama students each
produced an entire puppet produc-
tion. "The puppets were fun to make.
It was something we'd never done
before," said Senior Iana Norris.
Student participation extends
beyond the classroom. "Students
must work a 14 hour minimum on
each show, rehearse, read outside of
class and also work during class,"
stressed Mr. Cook. The first crew
call was to prepare sets for Ronald
Alexander's ironic production of
"Time Out for Ginger."
"It was a good learning experience
because we used a lot of first timers,"
"It was important to Mr. Cook
because it was his tenth anniversary
at Memorial," she added.
Senior Mike McTaggart and junior
Karin Murphy also starred in the
"Out of all the plays I've done, it
was probably the most successful,"
said Karin. "Everyone enjoyed it and
we had a good turnout," she added.
Work was interrupted in December
for the Madrigal dinner. Parents,
'Time Out for Ginger' was presented
November 21-22. Senior jana Norris played
Ginger's mother and Freshman Shannon Vin-
cent and junior Molly McBride played her
sisters. Photo by Dan Thompson.
238 O Drama
entertainers and guests paying a
S1250 fee enjoyed music, dancing
"The entertainment had to main-
tain the atmosphere of medieval
times," said Karin. "It was a blast,"
Auditions extended beyond
theatrical roles. Outstanding drama
students were invited to join the
drama honor club Thespians, only
Students were invited to join
because of contributions they made
to Memorial, including competitions.
Members also must have participated
in two different areas of a production
such as acting and lighting. '4We go to
theatrical productions together," said
jana. "We're trying to get letter
jackets now like band and choir," she
by Alicia Cooke
and Charlotte Whitty
Lectures are often used as a teaching tool.
Drama Instructor Mr. R. L. Cook instructs his
class on the basics of speech clarity. Photo by
s ll l
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240 I Iournalism I
"Woman in Suspension" exhibits Mrs. Pat
Green's interpretation of women in society to-
day. Her commercial art experience qualified
Mrs. Green as a I-1 speaker. Photo by Ken
Perusal of a graphics notebook containing
mosaic layouts helps Sophomores Kathy
Strech, lohn Morrison, Ken Tekell and Iessica
Hart create ideas. Photo by lim.
Iournalism I students filed into R-7
the first day, with their writing con-
cepts scattered like puzzle pieces.
Iournalism Adviser Lee Green at-
tempted to organize these varied
ideas into a complete pictureg a staff
with the talent and ability to maintain
the department's reputation.
"I had basic ideas of how to write,
but not in the Anvil style," said Iunior
The course is directed toward im-
proving the students' writing skills
and teaching proper Anvil and Reata
styles. These skills are developed to
build a competent staff the next year.
Beginning with the history of
straight news stories, students were
introduced to basic writing
Much time was spent on perfecting
the "colorful" lead. From leads,
students moved on to news and
feature stories. "I like features better
than straight news stories. They're
more interesting and you don't have
to use the inverted pyramid form,"
contributed Iunior Charlotte Whitty.
Actual class time was spent either
taking notes or writing various
assignments. Photographers were re-
quired to write, in addition to com-
pleting various photo essays. Stories
and worksheets were usually assign-
ed for homework.
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"Iournalism's a lot of work ai
frustration very time-consumir
But all the joking around and wa
ching Miss Green eat Egg McMuffi
in the morning made it bearable
said Iunior Alicia Cooke.
Reporting and interviewing i
volve carefully chosen questions ai
the proper attitude. Anvil Edit
Senior Susan Feigin was the victim
I-I's first interview. "It was differs
being the interviewee instead of ti
interviewer," said Susan.
After writing various cla
assignments, I-I'ers were jolted ir
their first major responsibility
"When your name is printed l
everyone to see in the Reata or Any
you want to make it good so you cl
be proud of it," added Iunior Ke
I-I'ers gained a chance to pro
their abilities when they produc
their own issue of the Anvil in April.
Through experience, learning H1
effort, the puzzle pieces eventually
together, except for the one missi
partg the experience of working on
II staff. NJU
by Karin Snelst
Iournalism I students learn all aspects of
ducing a paper and yearbook. Iunior
Held demonstrates counting headline
for the class. Photo by lim Tomforde.
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