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DRAMA FOR SCHOOLS ' OLIVER CROMWELL,'

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by JOHN DRINKWATER
THIS afternoon the company who have recently broadcast a series of the plays of tho English ' classical ' dramatists. will produce in the London Studio a modern historical tragedy. Mr. Drinkwater's Oliver Cromwell was first put on at His Majesty's Theatre in 'May, 1923, when Abraham Lincoln had made his name as a playwright and done much to revive the vogue of the historical play, Played by a very strong cast, with Mr. Henry Ainloy in the name-part at its head, this study of the Puritan leader in his more human aspect attracted considerable interest, though Mr. Drinkwator did not score such a success with his English, as with his American, Civil War.

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