The Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Pageant Punahou
Excerpt from The Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Pageant Punahou: June 21, 1916 The Stage is a large one on the Alexander Athletic Field at its Rocky Hill end. A rocky sloping wall, about three feet wide, curving as the terrace does, finishes the stage at the back. Against the back terrace a few ti-leaves and ferns. In general, the stage is bare, rocky, sandy, with a few shells. At mauka front a hala tree. Makai half way back are bushes and trees, one of them a big Kamani, completely hiding a scenery reproduction of the original E-shaped building. Back center of stage is hollowed into a pool so that the water from the spring can flow down the rocky bank a little way and into the pool. The performance opens with an Academic Procession heralded by the Royal Hawaiian Band playing the Coronation March by Meyerbeer. The procession forms invisibly back of the President's house on Rocky Hill and winds slowly down the curving road above stage, turns sharply to the right and passes thru wings across stage toward mauka and disappears along the mauka track behind the audience. The procession consists of president, trustees, faculty, graduates, and distinguished guests, all of these in either plain cap and gown or, where appropriate, with doctors' and masters' hoods and other bright colored insignia. After procession has passed, a prelude by Grieg suggests the symbolic character of the prolog. The Prolog Spirit enters from mauka on platform at back, carrying a flame with both hands, her costume of smoke violet, yellow, orange and green with her slow, waving motion giving effect of smoke and flame; crosses stage on back platform and appears again from makai back; pauses about center toward front, and gives first prolog. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.