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News Release (April, 1965)


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News Release (April, 1965)
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Sarasota, Fla.
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-.... NEW COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE FOR RELEASE: NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C. ARTHUR -INFORMATION As New College students sat in a small group in College Hall recen-tly reading from George Bernard Shaw's "Don Juan in Hell 1 there was a his-torical significance few of them knew. Two years ago, Sarasota High School students put on several per-formances of this work under the direction of Greg Hayes and turned over to the college all the benefits of the show for a scholarship fund for some of these students. Today, members of the charter class are studying dramatics under the tutelage of former theatrical manager, director, talent scout and lecturer Jacob A. Weiser. Weiser meets frequently with from 6 to 10 students to help them with the principles of acting. "I try to teach them how to read a line, where to give emphasis 1 and to understand what the autl::.or meant," says Weiser, who says that the class is .not ye t ready to give a full scale stage production. -more-


page 2 Weiser His students reacl several of the plays pu t on by one of the neigh-boring community theaters at about the same time that they were being performed but busy schedules have kept the students from trying out for the casts. At New College, dramatics is one of a number of extra-curricular activities which s tudents voluntarily participate in and no credit is given. The drama sessions began last fall when the students were housed in a nearby resort and have continued followin::J the move onto campus. The classes have had some interesting sidelights. One student who took part from the beginning had to leave school because of illness. Recently he wrote that althou'dh he must remain near his family physician, he wants to go into the theater and will study at one of the New York theater schools. Another studen t came to Weiser for help in a speech he had prepared to give to a St. Petersburg audience. After some rehearsals and a num-ber of changes in delivery he gave the talk and reported his was the mos t successful on the program. Drama Coach Weiser has been associated with the theater in various roles since his grac1uation from City College of New York in 1919. He was associated with the Theatre Guild in several productions, produced and directed a number of plays, served as a play and talent scout for Metro-Goldwyn Mayer and also was instructor in dramatics at CCNY. -more-


page 3 1iveiser Lookin0 forward to the third term of the colleye, beginning in mid-May, Weiser said that the group may be far enough along to give sever a 1 one-ac t plays for the college community by July. "Right now I'm concentrating on discovering what acting talent the students have and on t.eaching them a few of the principles of actin :;{." he says.

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