Religion: Empty Chair

"There are several ways of bringing that empty chair into such prominence that the whole dinner will seem to revolve around it. If the means described should sound theatrical, that is only because we have come to associate LIGHT AND ITS EFFECTS with the theatre. Try throwing over the back of the empty chair some soft material in cream or old ivory. . . . Place [a light] below the chair, but so the light shines up into it. Just before the Grace is sung, switch off all the lights in the room...

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