The Theater: Muse at the Box Office

London still waited eagerly for T.S. Eliot's verse play, The Cocktail Party, now in its tenth sold-out week on Broadway. Meanwhile, it was busy doing homage to a meteoric new playwright, who, like Eliot, had turned the trick of making poetic drama a sizzling box-office hit. A year ago, few even in London literary circles had heard of Christopher Fry. Last week the name was marquee magic that packed two theaters with customers of all brow heights. The plays: Fry's Venus Observed, produced, directed and acted by Sir Laurence Olivier, and his

Ring Around the Moon, which Fry adapted from the French...

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