The Theater: Quiet but Happy

In its fifth winter of war, the London stage is still up to scratch, if to nothing much livelier. Thirty-seven theaters are open, offering everything from ballet to burlesque. Business generally started out bravely in 1943, but crawled into bed toward the end because of the flu epidemic. Now it malingers because of people's concern for the second front. Nothing new and exciting this season bears a made-in-Britain label, but London has done pretty well for itself with goods from overseas and old finery out of trunks.

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