"The Liar", a comedy by Carlo Goldoni of the 18th century, has been selected for the fall production of the Dramatic Club, and will be discussed at the open meeting of the club this evening at 7.30 o'clock in the Faculty Room of the Union. Active work on the play will begin this evening. In order to give new candidates and students interested an insight into the activities of the Club, Professor G. P. Baker '87 will give the leading address of the evening; "The Club and Its Activities" being his subject. Professor Baker, famous for his 47 Workshop, is an advisor of the Club.
To supplement the material which Professor Baker will give, will be the address on "Scenery and Designing of Sets" by Professor Arthur Pope '01 of the Fine Arts Department. Other speakers are Professor J. T. Murray '99, who will give a history of the club, and J. W. D. Seymour '17, who will say a few words on "The Production of 'The Liar'."
"The Liar" is one of the dramatized stock stories which were produced on the stage of the 18th century. In that period certain companies of actors were accustomed to select one of their ten or twelve stock stories on hand, two or three hours before the public production, and then produce it on the stage, improvising the speeches. Goldoni conceived the idea of dramatizing such a play, and "The Liar" is one of his successes. It was first produced in 1750. In brief, it is the tale of a young man who lies himself into a tremendous tangle of love affairs, and then lies himself out.
After the addresses this evening the competitions will get under way. Open to all members of the University are the acting, wit, and music composing and an orchestra organizing competitions. The business, publicity, stage, and electrical competitions are open to Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors.