The Theater: New Season in London

In London, where a busy summer had already spawned half a dozen hits, the new season began briskly with what looked like another success by prolific Terence Rattigan (The Winslow Boy, O Mistress Mine). Called Playbill, it was a program of two one-acters: The Browning Version, a study of an embittered schoolmaster, and A Harlequinade, which pokes fun at highbrow theater. Rattigan, whose annual royalties pile up to about $100,000, also has a new drama about Alexander the Great scheduled for a winter opening, and is working on a comedy.


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