This Music Crept by Me Upon the Waters, by Archibald MacLeish; Dream and Responsibility, by Peter Viereck
Archibald Macleish’s new verse play, This Music Crept by Me Upon the Waters, is designed for performance in a small theater or for broadcast. It is simple and concise, takes less than an hour to read, and contains no difficulties for the eye or ear. During the past year it has been performed several times on the BBC Third Program in England. I happened to hear one of these broadcasts and can report that the BBC served Mr. MacLeish well: the qualities of his play that seem worthwhile on reading were carried over into the radio performance-even though the BBC actors had their usual troubles with American speech and often sounded as if their mouths were full of breakfast cereal.
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