Foreign News: The Theatre: Dec. 24, 1923

There was some fear in Russia, whose dramatists are equal to any in the world, that the Soviet authorities in Moscow would suppress public performances of Alexis Tolstoy's play The Golden Book of Love, a light comedy which features Catherine the Great. It was felt that the Empress, being at the head of a Tsarist State, would be too much for the Bolsheviki.

At a private performance, witnessed by Minister of Education Lunarchasky, who is in charge of theatres, it was considered that the play was "quite unworthy of the fuss made over it."...

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