7 JULY 1950, Page 19


Set by Peter King

When Hamlet was performed in its natural setting at Elsinore, an insensitive spectator was annoyed by the noise of swallows and steamships. A prize of £5, which may be divided, is offered for a criticism (in not more than 200 words) of a marred performance of one of the following : Charley's Aunt at Oxford, Macbeth at Glamis Castle, The Lady's Not for Burning at Chipping Campden, or a Ruritanian Musical somewhere in Central Europe.

Entries must be addressed to the Spectator, 99 Gower Street, London, W.C.1, in envelopes marked " Competition," and must be received not later thap July 14th. Results will be published in the Spectator of July 21st.