An Ideal Husband

first_imgTake one perennial play of the English tradition, stage it in the beautiful surroundings of the oldest college in Oxford, and watch the magic unfold. Nothing could be more of a sure-fire success than Univ Players’ garden production of An Ideal Husband, a feast of witty repartee and biting social comment set in the dizzy heights of upper-class London. It is beautifully presented, with careful attention to detail and a dazzling array of period costumes, and enthusiastically performed by a cast made up of Univ students. Directors Zeynep Kayacan and Naomi Wilkinson have shunned modernisation in favour of a completely traditional approach, down to the gloves, hats, canes and classical music. The ladies are all elegant distaste and archly-raised eyebrows, while they allow themselves to be escorted by the gentlemen to supper. The ensemble acting is polished and almost fautless. Nanw Rowlands is wonderful as a “frightfully plummy” Mabel and Jamie Rann turns in a first-rate performance as Viscount Goring, while Lady Markby is played with a fabulously aristocratic tone by the hilarious Heather Oliver. The whole atmosphere is one of propriety and etiquette, under which the sordid matters of power and money bubble. Wilde takes care to remind the audience that scandal is both the requirement and the destruction of the whole social structure. As Mrs Cheveley (Rachel Clements) points out, “it is the game of life as we all have to play it.” This energetic production is packed with laughs, and stands as unquestionable proof that the Univ Players are a force to be reckoned with in the world of Oxford drama.ARCHIVE: 2nd week TT 2004last_img read more

Rabada slammed by Holding, Pietersen after celebration ban

first_imgPORT Elizabeth, South Africa (AFP) – Kagiso Rabada was criticised by former West Indies fast-bowling great Michael Holding and ex-England batsman Kevin Pietersen on Friday after incurring a ban which will put him out of the fourth and final Test against England in Johannesburg this week.Both former internationals said Rabada had let his team down by being a repeat disciplinary offender.The South Africa fast bowler pleaded guilty to a level one breach of the International Cricket Council’s code of conduct because of the way he celebrated the dismissal of England captain Joe Root during the first day of the third Test at St George’s Park on Thursday.He was fined 15 percent of his match fee and handed one demerit point. As it was his fourth demerit point in a 24-month period he incurred an automatic one-match ban.“He has to learn,” said Holding, who was commentating for SuperSport television.“You can’t keep making the same mistakes. He has to remember he is damaging his team. South Africa without Rabada at the Wanderers – that’s a big blow.”After bowling Root, Rabada charged down the pitch before celebrating with fists clenched almost with touching distance of the England captain.Rabada pleaded guilty to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his or her dismissal”.Fellow commentator Pietersen said the way Rabada got close to batsmen after dismissing them was unacceptable.“He shouldn’t be celebrating in a batsman’s personal space,” he said, adding Rabada had behaved in a similar way after dismissing Zak Crawley during the second Test in Cape Town.“I feel sorry for (South African captain) Faf du Plessis and (coach) Mark Boucher,” said Pietersen. “South Africa are going to miss their strike bowler at the Wanderers.”One of Rabada’s previous offences occurred at St George’s Park two years ago when he made shoulder contact with then-Australian captain Steve Smith.He was initially banned for two matches after being docked three demerit points but this was reduced to one on appeal, enabling him to complete the series but putting him on the threshold of a ban.last_img read more

Gearing up

first_imgJared Blake, a freshman majoring in architecture, and Kimmery Galindo, a junior majoring in English, decorate their float as part of “Homecoming Fall 2011 All Bark, No Bite: Tirebiter’s Revenge” in McCarthy Quad on Tuesday.  The Office of Campus Activities will host a Homecoming Parade tomorrow at noon at Tommy Trojan.Mindy Curtis | Daily Trojanlast_img

NBA trade rumors: Heat could be interested in dealing for Russell Westbrook

first_img Raptors thank Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green, send ‘nothing but good wishes’ Related News Zion Williamson injury update: Pelicans star rookie (knee) will miss rest of Summer League Is Miami in the market for another star?The Heat might be interested in dealing for Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, according to a report from the Miami Herald.center_img Been made clear to us this afternoon that Heat officials absolutely like Westbrook. We’ll see where it leads, if anywhere— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) July 6, 2019Miami has already made significant changes to its roster this offseason, as it acquired Jimmy Butler from the 76ers and sent Hassan Whiteside to the Trail Blazers. But there’s a real possibility the Heat aren’t done yet, as Westbrook could be made available soon.A Saturday report from ESPN stated Westbrook and his agent are discussing possible moves with Oklahoma City’s front office and a deal could be done before the start of next season.  The Thunder have already moved Paul George to the Clippers for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Galinari and four first-round draft picks and were rumored to be willing to move Westbrook and George to Toronto in a deal centering around Pascal Siakam. However that arrangement fell through because of the Clippers’ offer of draft picks.Rather than trying to retool around one star, it appears the Thunder could be gearing up for a rebuild and this could help Miami make a big jump in 2019-20. Pairing a dynamic athlete like Westbrook with Butler would give the Heat one of the best backcourts in the Eastern Conference, but they might have to part with 2019 first-round pick Tyler Herro, Bam Adebayo and other pieces to make that happen.last_img read more

Team #SouthlandStrong Among 16 Still Alive for 3X3U National Championship

first_imgNotable Round of 16 matchups include the Southland and ACC squaring off in the opening game of the day at 9:30 a.m. CT, hometown favorite Jordan Murphy and the Big Ten taking on the MAC at 11:10 a.m. and the Colonial against the SoCon at 11:30 a.m. in a matchup of Conference Players of the Year Justin Wright-Foreman and Fletcher Magee. Each of the eight pool winners posted perfect 3-0 records after the first two days of play. The ACC (Pool A), West Coast (B), American Athletic (C), SEC (D), MAAC (E), Big Ten (F), Colonial (G) and the Pac-12 (H) earned the top spot in their pools. Given the extensive fan interest over the last two days, Sunday’s games are expected draw a wide audience. The 2019 Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship has generated over six million live views on Twitter, in addition to the thousands of fans that have watched many of the Tournament’s 48 pool play games in person over the last two days. The Round of 16 begins tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. CT followed immediately by quarterfinals action. Both rounds will be streamed live exclusively on Twitter at @3X3UHoops. The runners-up in each pool also secured bids to the Round of 16, including the Patriot League out of Pool A, the Southland out of Pool B, the Northeast Conference out of Pool C, the Big South out of Pool D, the Mid-American out of Pool E, the Big Sky out of Pool F, Conference USA out of Pool G and the Southern Conference out of Pool H. BRACKETBLOOMINGTON, Minn. – After two days of competitive pool play, the team made up of former Southland Conference players is one of 16 squads that has punched a ticket to Sunday’s knockout round of the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship. They’ll compete for the event’s $100,000 grand prize.The Southland team features Abilene Christian’s Jaren Lewis, Sam Houston State’s Cameron Delaney, Stephen F. Austin’s Shannon Bogues, and Southeastern Louisiana’s Moses Greenwood. The semifinals, third-place game and Championship Game of the 2019 Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship will be televised live on ESPN2 beginning at 2 p.m., when one team will win the ultimate prize of $100,000, and earn the right to represent the Tournament at the 2019 USA Basketball 3×3 Open National Championship in Las Vegas next month.last_img read more