Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: Gilkes brings a poet's sensitivity to 'Couvade'
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Title: Gilkes brings a poet's sensitivity to 'Couvade'
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Creator: Osman, Raschid
Publisher: Guyana Graphic
Publication Date: 8/30/1972
Subject: Carifesta (1st : 1972 : Guyana), Festivals - Caribbean Area
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: South America -- Guyana -- Georgetown
Funding: Support for the development of the technical infrastructure and partner training provided by the United States Department of Education TICFIA program.
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Bibliographic ID: CA00199894
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA I 1972

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BDDIE and Pat (Ken Corsbie and Mignon Lowe) talk about the madness which threat-
ens to deprive her of her husband and her unborn child of a father.

Gilkes brings a poet's

sensitivity to 'Couvade'

By RAE OHID OSMAN And whle- the newcomers But Mignon Lowe is now be.
EVZrY now and then a te at did gaining and it was not easy
re~oal, dramatist to well as they could have to avoid thinking o what a w th, ^ been e ted. to they are more experienced actress
grbip with the troutbling 1s 1 0 w o
.tetro ubliwg nwhatw is erteinly no astttrtute for quite a few of whom could
w ad w tho who had been involved have been cast in the part,
Ve a b a In nal n thCeare for much would have brought to the
t are swathed ta Jum. "nmger peids, portrayal ol Lionel's wife
bled d~smrew of rootl and N ew o mer Ahthony On the other hand, "Cou.
'ecgie andlooking towards Btewart was thrown into a vade" did have some re.
mother countries, all of role for which he is still deeming features.
which hav lagued the t taO =iinfa1Wte. He
transpln ted ough the Moand L the artist who BENT OLD MAN
apw. with the problems ; dtven, ad by recurring
nem being dpeled before dSea o an Amerindian There was Carl Ngui-Yen
one of theseaT had passed. Sh and m a Adabnti who as the Shaman and the poll-
Ing o d," Guyanese tears hit 0aR8 and drives ticlan. As the Anerindeian
tiywriIht *Mihael Gilkes him 6to phytl e a d mental he crafted a sustained piC-
taela hold of the identity destruction ase tpendi hours ture of a bent old man with
problem pf the today West bn end at his easel. creating a whining voice, manaSing
Ipdint a i view them n iAmradia totem. with Aft-i terrific nuances which paint-
fq upm down and se. en overton as it a union ed GCikes's lines in glowing
wa. swills them about aeltdd le art will calm colwos. In one symbolic
Sdashe of native my- the aonfft raging in him. scene his progression from a
thflyMid iumbo Jtambo 'e.l .hard-bitten poiltiean with
Ms AMt e, o. his public meeting oice to
a Peonlt-a luti to tob 1 a PVP TO8ITB the Shaman with his crack.
ium t only a w patkt T ed quavering tones was lit-
te ne geer ewmer Stwt s te short of fantastic at
tion. HEowever, not yet possessed which the Monday night
On the question of an an. 6f th range which is a re. audiences did begin to clao
we to the identity bug. requite for bringing to lfe before realising that that
bear, '"CoIUM breaks noithe tormented artist, was not the thing to do in
barrier, presenting just a Hemoved through is pro- the middle of an act.
bew look at this problem tensionss with muted dy- Then there wag Ken Cqrs-
Whi4h has assumed new amacs and even at his most b'e as Santos and Eddie, the
towering dimeasjons with tonrented, the player bore fortmer being a porkknocker
the severing of shackles bise oss with an almost frightened by the cold and
with coloeia overlords in told resignation. He did dark of the interior and the
most of the region however, deliver hs lines other, the brother-in-law of
with some degree of intelli- Lonetl.
CtuBSIONS e ad W~ihat he now has As Sabos. Corsbie sue-
S ~. e, ot is his a rojection of ceeded in creating the mood
ftils .l :a' p.etbeyond tie foot of a lonely camp threatened
'4iil ts t at poet'o en i lights o by animal and other evils,
ltivty to Nowok, sapiing Migon Lowe end Rahana while as Eddie, the unartis-
b ai h w ex,, cu ea Krii interchanged the tie,oth feet on the ground
La potpur of thosti roles of Lionel's pregnant toihe~L n-law, he counter-
stlto;toi_ wchb;. hawe gone wise and the nurse who at- po'nted beautifully Lionel's
the making so far of tends i when he col- madness and the pathetic
lusve true na and is hositased. plght of Lionel's wife.
uvade" is the Guy, a twcwer Mignon Lowe vade" to, was graed
Ai shit, tIis uforl. by a stunning set by Frank
I ouvade and she inmedi- i this being heighten.
tat. that the producers, ately reminded me of an ed by an excting play of
possil.e to70 our Into It .pr.lir gja m re This was most efec-
dIetaoi the cream of the is that freshness and lack of tlve ti dream sequences and
Guaks amateur plays. artlifoe in th:. newcomer, an did go a long way in extend-
ia e ina r iy unspoilt talent$ which can, Ing the mysticilsm which is
Sif handled carefully, be de- so much a part of "Cqu.
veloped with techniques con- vade."
duolve to creating the widest
variety of characterisattoas.

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