Canada: ONTARIO: No Uncle Ray

Ottawans got to know William Congreve a little better. Two nights in a row last week, John Gielgud's company presented the Restoration dramatist's Love for Love at the Capitol Theater. Halfway through the first act, two clergymen in the first-night audience got up and walked out. (Asked a member of the cast next day: "But surely they knew what they were coming to see, didn't they?") The Ottawa Journal called it "the sexiest, bawdiest and most outspoken comedy-drama that ever unfolded publicly on an Ottawa stage."* Said the Ottawa Citizen more mildly:...

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