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Richard, George (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 60, Number 10 (Feb. 1959)

A cosmopolitan university,   pp. [7]-23


Page 12


Wisconsin students Karen Holmberg and Alan Stambusky talk
theater with two old Vic players, Ursula Jenkins and John Bonney.
                                                               imported culture
                                                               The boards
of the Wisdonsin Union Theater, and those of
                                                               other University
stages, frequently feel the feet of traveling
                                                               troupes, or
reverberate to symphony produced by musicians
                                                               from other
lands. Wisconsin's resident Pro Arte quartet
                                                               serves as
an outstanding example, and a continuing one. The
                                                               Pro Arte,
originally formed in Brussels in 1912, was brought
                                                               to Wisconsin
in 1940 through a fund set up by Univer-
                                                               sity alumni.
Another famous music faculty member, foreign-
                                                               born pianist
Gunnar Johansen, also performs extensively on
                                                               American and
international stages. This year's attractions in
                                                               the Union
Theater include the Danish National Orchestra,
                                                               England's
famous Old Vic Shakespearean company, and
                                                               two groups
from the north: the Canadian Players and the
                                                               National Ballet
of Canada.
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          Wisconsin Alumnus, February, 1959


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