Deprived of the use of the Germanic Museum for its spring production, the Theater Workshop yesterday junked plans for "Murder in the Cathedral," and in its place substituted Shakespeare's "Richard II," after the University had made Sanders Theater available for the week of April 11.
Rulings by state fire inspectors last week had declared the Germanic Museum unsafe for large audiences, thus leaving the HTW without a site for its play, until the University cleared Sanders by shifting previous engagements.
"To Fit the Theater"
"It has been our policy to choose the play to fit the theater," HTW president Jerome T. Kilty '50 stated last night, explaining that the switch to "Richard II" came when the Workshop decided that "Murder in the Cathedral" was not suitable for Sanders Theater.
"We are trying to reconstruct the original Elizabethan stage," Kilty disclosed, "and as a result, 'Richard II' will be our most ambitious undertaking."