UBC Publications

UBC Publications

UBC Publications

The Visit Nov 20, 1964

Item Metadata

Download

Media
ubctp-1.0118802.pdf
Metadata
JSON: ubctp-1.0118802.json
JSON-LD: ubctp-1.0118802-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): ubctp-1.0118802-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: ubctp-1.0118802-rdf.json
Turtle: ubctp-1.0118802-turtle.txt
N-Triples: ubctp-1.0118802-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: ubctp-1.0118802-source.json
Full Text
ubctp-1.0118802-fulltext.txt
Citation
ubctp-1.0118802.ris

Full Text

 THE FREDERIC WOOD THEATRE
PRESENTS
THE VISIT
BY FRIEDRICH DURRENMATT
ADAPTED BY MAURICE VALENCY
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
NOVEMBER 20 - 28, 1964 THE PLAYWRIGHT ABOUT HIS PLAY
"THE VISIT is the story of an action which takes place in a small
town somewhere in Central Europe. It is told by someone who
feels himself at no great remove from the people involved, who
is not so sure he would have acted differently.
Claire Zachanassian doesn't represent Justice or the Marshall
Plan, or even the Apocalypse. She is purely and simply what
she is, the richest woman in the world, thus in a position to act
as the Greek tragic heroines did - absolutely, terribly. This
lady has a sense of humour and it must not be overlooked, for
she is quite as detached from people as from saleable objects,
as from herself. She has a rare grace, more, she has a wicked
charm.
While Claire Zachanassian, fixed and unmoving, is a heroine
from the very beginning, her one-time sweetheart, Anton Schill,
still has to develop into a hero. At first, a disreputable shopkeeper, he is her unsuspecting victim and, guilty, believes that
life has been its own expiation of his sin. He is a simple man in
whose mind something gradually dawns - by the agency of fear
and terror - something highly personal. Recognizing his guilt
he lives out justice and, in death, achieves greatness. His
death is both meaningful and meaningless.
The Guelleners who swarm round the hero are people like the
rest of us. They must not, emphatically not, be portrayed as
wicked. At first they resolutely reject the offer made by Claire
Zachanassian, and although they incur debts it is not because
they intend to kill Schill, but out of thoughtless irresponsibility,
and the feeling that somehow things will come to a happy settle-
gient.
Guellen is a community slowly yielding to temptation. The old
lady is a wicked creature, and for precisely that reason must
not be played as wicked. She has to be made as human as possible, not with anger but with sorrow and humour, for nothing
could harm this comedy with a tragic end more than heavy seriousness." THE    VISIT
a tragi - comedy by Friedrich Diirrenmatt
CAST
THE   VISITORS
CLAIRE ZACHANASSIAN
BOBBY
MAX
MIKE
PEDRO
THE FIRST BLIND MAN
THE SECOND BLIND MAN
•JOY COGHILL
TOM HUGHES
PETER GIBB
KERRY WHITE
LIONEL LUKIN JOHNSTON
GUY PALMER
HARTMUT GALLANT
THE
ANTON SCHILL
THE BURGOMASTER
THE TEACHER
THE PASTOR
THE DOCTOR
THE POLICEMAN
THE PAINTER
FRAU SCHILL
THE SON
THE DAUGHTER
THE FIRST MAN
THE SECOND MAN
THE THIRD MAN
THE FOURTH MAN
THE FIRST WOMAN
THE SECOND WOMAN
FRAU BURGOMASTER
THE GRANDCHILDREN
THE STATION MASTER
THE FIRST CONDUCTOR
THE SECOND CONDUCTOR
THE BAILIFF
VISITED
•WALTER MARSH
•OTTO LOWY
•JOHN JULIANI
CLIFFORD SMITH
WILLIAM SCHERMBRUCKER
WILLIAM McWORTER
ROBERT ALLEN
GRETCHEN HUGHES
MICHAEL GUTTERIDGE
NIKI LIPMAN
JOHN WOLFORTH
PHILLIP SMITH
BRIAN PAISLEY
PHILLIP ALLINGHAM
JEANETTE McARTHUR
JOY WATSON
SHIRLEY FLEMING
EILEEN JO GREENBERG
WAYNE GREENBERG
ERIC GREEN
STEPHEN CHITTY
JIM MOFFETT
RICH LANDON REPORTERS and CAMERAMEN     GERRY POTTER
KENNETH MORRISON
THE RADIO ANNOUNCER     MALCOLM CRANE
THE AHTLETE     DONALD ELLIOTT
THE YOUTH CHORUS, TOWNSPEOPLE     LOYOLA BUNZ
ART CASPERSON
DOUGLAS EDGAR
ELIZABETH GREEN
BARBARA HAYMAN
BASIL HOUTMAN
ANGUS MacDONALD
PATRICIA MALLEK
ELIZABETH MURPHY
DALE PERSIS
JAN POOLE
* Appearing by permission of Actors' Equity Association
TIME   :   THE PRESENT
SCENES
ACT I:        Scene 1 The Gullen Railway Station
Scene 2 The Golden Apostle Hotel
Scene 3 The Konrads Village Wood
Scene 4 The Golden Apostle Hotel
ACT II:       Scene 1 Anton Schill's Store
Scene 2 The Police Station
Scene 3 The Town Hall
Scene 4 The Sacristy
Scene 5 The Gullen  Railway Station
ACT III:     Scene 1 The Great Barn
Scene 2 Anton Schill's Store
Scene 3 The Konrads Village Wood
Scene 4 The Gullen Railway Station
THERE WILL BE TWO INTERMISSIONS DIRECTED BY KLAUSS STRASSMANN
SETTINGS BY CLIFF ROBINSON
COSTUMES BY  JESSIE RICHARDSON
PRODUCTION
Technical Director & Stage Manager
Assistant Technical Director
Assistant Stage Manager & Flyman
Costume Execution
Properties
Assistant to the Director
Prompter
Stage Carpenter
Stage Crew
Make-up
House Management
Ushers
Box Office
Production
NORMAN YOUNG
IAN PRATT
RAE ACKERMAN
JESSIE RICHARDSON
GERALDINE RICHARDSON
JEAN CAUSEY
JOYCE SOBELL
AVERY HUYGHE
SANDI WALTON
LUCINDA PILLSBURY
RON WHITCOMBE
JIM BLAKE
DON ELLIOTT
JIM GASKILL
SHERRY MILNE
PENNY MITCHELL
KERRY RAINES
SHEILA SMYTHE
ROBERT GRAHAM
NIRMAL GILL
PEGGY SAYLE
MARJORIE FORDHAM
DOROTHY SOMERSET
JESSIE RICHARDSON

Cite

Citation Scheme:

        

Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics

Share

Embed

Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                        
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            src="{[{embed.src}]}"
                            data-item="{[{embed.item}]}"
                            data-collection="{[{embed.collection}]}"
                            data-metadata="{[{embed.showMetadata}]}"
                            data-width="{[{embed.width}]}"
                            async >
                            </script>
                            </div>
                        
                    
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:
http://iiif.library.ubc.ca/presentation/cdm.ubctp.1-0118802/manifest

Comment

Related Items