GERALD BURNS is a Harvard senior, living in Adams House; he has studied with Archibald Macleish. His play, The Prophet, was first produced in Agassiz Theatre as an HDC Workshop on May 11, 1960. Of his play and others, Mr. Burns says, "The Prophet is largely a physical experiment in uses of staging. In general, I'm against self-conscious plays; and I dislike anti-plays in particular. I don't like plays that could have been written more effectively as essays--didactic essays. I like plot. I like colors, movement, and loud noises. What The Prophet tries to do is what all fantasy does, take a basically incredible theme, and develop it as logically and as realistically as possible."
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