Theatre: New Plays: Nov. 8, 1926

The Humble. In reproving contrast to The Noose (see below) stands a play fashioned from Dostoievsky's Crime and Punishment. Herein a Russian student is goaded to murder by what he considers a rational motive: to rid the world of a monster. His tortured philosophy fails to comprehend the final principle of rational thought, "the law that there shall be law." The story-teller fastens upon the young man's soul, wrings it, twists it, wracks it, as only a Russian can, or would. The play follows the novel's torments through hours of merciless misery....

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