by FRANCIS DILLON
Thomas Heywood , in some ways the most distinctively English of all Elizabethan dramatists, was born in Lincolnshire. In 1633, he owned to having had ' either an entire hand, or at least a main finger in two hundred and twenty dramas '. In addition, he published several books and acted almost every day at the theatre. Much of his writing was done in taverns on :the backs of bills ; this, together with his insistence that his plays were meant to be acted, not read, has resulted in the survival of only a few of them. Heywood himself was an attractive character and his plays, written in simple, easy English, abounding in good broad humour, and much sincerity and kindliness, have given him a place with the other great dramatists of his day.
Extracts from The English Traveller and A Woman Killed with Kindness, together with a commentary on Hey wood's life, make up the programme tonight.
Call to Worship
Venite (omitting vv. 9-12) Moravian Litany
Hymn, 0 come, 0 come, Immanuel
(Mor. H. 166 ; A. and M. 149)
Reading, St. Luke iii, 3-14, Philippians iv, I, 4-9
Advent Canticle (Mor. H. Cant. 13) Prayer
Hymn, Hail to the Lord's anointed
(Mor. H. 478, omitting vv. 4-6; A. and M. 219)
Address by the Rev. E. W. PORTER
Hymn, Saviour, breathe an evening blessing (Mor. H. 743, omitting v. 3)
Organist, Fred Carline
Choirmaster, B. Dickens
Rev. E. W.
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