A 55 year old university student might not seem that exciting now in the age of online courses and so much more, but it was something else in 1958.
Mrs. House became a student at the University when, her family grown, she found she needed something to do. Her children suggested she take a few courses at the University.
The title Ah, Wilderness! derives from the oft—quoted quatrain of Omar Khayam:
“A book of verses underneath the Bough,
A jug of wine, a loaf of bread—and thou
Beside me singing in the wilderness——
Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!”
Eugene O’Neill titled his comedy “Oh, Wilderness!” when he completed it in 1933, however, the producers, the Theatre Guild, persuaded him to change the title to Ah, Wilderness!
The Article from the 1965 Branding Iron caught my eye: "'Sweeney Todd:' Bloody Good Melodrama".
Maybe some pictures would jog your memory? The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance has photos available from performance seasons dating back to 1942. Check out The 1965 Summer Theatre Season here in our digital repository.
Standing near what is now the Ben
Franklin statue, these students were part of the group which was
instrumental in convincing the state legislature of the need for a gymnasium
Read more on page 7 of the 1964 Branding Iron
52 years ago, an article titled "Orientation Guides New Frosh" was published in the Summer edition of the University of Wyoming Branding Iron, which is currently being digitized by the UW Libraries.
TO A FRESHMAN, the ﬁrst days at the University can be exciting
and interesting or they can be confusing and disheartening,