Religion: On Stage

No one was surprised when plays on religious themes hit their top in popularity in Great Britain during the war. Crowds saw them in shelters, tents, churches. But almost everybody was surprised at the phenomenon that followed: in the year after the war, the morality and miracle play and the historical religious drama had grown, not waned, in popularity. Today they play all over England.

All this was highly gratifying to the Religious Drama Society, which has been operating on a shoestring from a one-room London office. Most pleased of all is the man directly responsible: Elliott Martin Browne, 46, the tall,...

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