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CHESTER MYSTERY PLAYS. PERFOMED IN LONDON. The first performance of the Chester plays onp1 -at University College, Gov/r-street, r;day, attracted a large aud attentive audi- i 00■ There are 25 mysteries in the cyel*: ^a«wn as Chester plays. They have ua in tho form erf five sixteenth cen- t",y supposed to have been written klan "^an'c^a^ Higginet, a monk of Chester j The principal play produced on Friday gnt W;,e "Slaying of the Innocents." o, e °thers Were "The Salutation Play," "The tepherd's Play," and "The King's Play." of 8Ca°*ng' wais in keeping with the character the revival. Curtains with subject illustra- IOns served to drape the stage, and under a nopy hung with deep red curtains the scene f IIoIy Family was enacted. Scenes un °»dod themselves nictoriallv, as the old Pinters have made familiar to us, even the details of the vase of Annunciation lilies, 8a1>d the lily in the hand of the Angel Gabriel. rr. Nugxrnt Monck who was responsible for tile production. had chosen his performers well. The expositor spoke clearly, reverently, and t>l C'a,e aPProoiation of the language of the *V*y- Ho with each player As the mysteries re unrolled the value of the language was dwy made manifest. Quiet, reverent move- <^ue empl)as'a given to effects of light- 8» grace of diction, and a series of stately P'ctures afford \1 intellectual pleasure consist- with the character of those beautiful plays P'ctures afford d intellectual pleasure consist- with the character of those beautiful plays n 'Mediaeval times.—"Daily Telegraph."

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UDY ARTHUR GR0SVEN0R.

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