The Theater: Two & Two Make Celia

"St. Joan with a Hockey Stick," hee-hawed London's Daily Express. But the Manchester Guardian disagreed: "She plays the part without deforming it, with a candid, almost childlike delicacy. . . ." And the News Chronicle admired her "exquisitely spiritual rightness."

The actress thus bracketed last week was Celia Johnson, star of such British films as This Happy Breed and Brief Encounter (in which her performance was voted the year's best by New York City's film critics). The occasion: her first stage appearance in five years, as the heroine in the Old Vic production of...

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