Short Swords in Sundry Directions . . .
No Major Injuries
The problem of eliminating Ajax violently but gracefully from the east of characters of Troilns and Cressida has been giving the Harvard Theater Workshop more trouble than the rest of the play put together recently.
For the past week Jean-Paul Barricelli '45 2G (center) has been devoting his evenings to teaching John Peters '45 (left) and Robert Fletcher '45 (right) the manly art of self-defense with broadsword and shield.
Such problems are nothing new to the HTW, which had to cope with the same thing last year in rehearsals for Henry the Fourth. From that production they have learned two lessons--to wear rubber soles on your sandals and to attach your blades firmly to the hilt; a telling blow from the weapon of Monday Weisgal '45 sent his sword hurting into the wings during the climax of one show last year, where it flattened Jan Farrand.