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THE Travelling Theatre was one of the very first activities upon which the Arts League of Service embarked when it was founded in 1919. Ever since then a company (and lately a second company) has been touring the country side with a fit-up theatre and a repertory of short plays by first-class authors such as Yeata, Synge, Galsworthy, Tchekov and Shaw, as well as of folk-songs and shanties, dances, mimes and expressionist recitations. Although the Travelling Theatre is in no sense an amatear affair, and many of its original company have since made for themselves big reputations on the London stage, it has been a great inspiration and help to amateurs, both in play produotion and folk singing and dancing. The League acts in many other ways-there are the Travelling Portfolios of works by contemporary artists, the Travelling Exhibitions, the Poster Bureau, run in conjunction with Mr. E. McKnight Kauffer, and so forth-but the Travelling Theatre is the most original and most remarkably successful phase of its work.

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