The Theatre: Better Business

Before Hitler's aerial Blitzkrieg became a reality, the English theatre was in the dumps. Last week, as Nazi bombers swarmed over London, theatrical tills rang loudly again. Going strong were revivals like the Devil's Disciple with Robert Donat, Dear Octopus with aging Marie Tempest. Viewed tepidly by critics, cheered loudly by audiences was Clare Boothe's anti-Nazi comedy Margin for Error, which opened a fortnight ago. Most popular of the musicals was Shepherd's Pie, which after ten months was still turning customers away. Included in the show is a pageant involving Elizabeth, Drake, and a handful of courtiers. Says Elizabeth at the...

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