The Theater: Lame Duck's Triumph

For an artist who had gotten his notice two months ago from London's Old Vic repertory theater (TIME, Dec. 27), Sir Laurence Olivier had to admit last week: "I guess we are doing pretty well."

London critics and theatergoers were much more extravagant. Olivier, running out his last regular season with Old Vic, was turning it into a bang-up triumph. With his cinemactress wife, Vivien Leigh, he is starring in a repertory of three plays—two of them Olivier-produced— which are sold out through March. In any one week, ticket holders can see Sir Laurence and his lady in Richard III (produced by...

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