The Theatre: Revivals

Two famed, familiar Russian plays were last week noteworthily revived in Manhattan:

At the Bottom is a new translation by William L. Laurence, Russian:born U. S. newsman (New York World) of Maxim Gorki's Na Due (usually called The Lower Depths). Directed by Leo Bulgakov, persistent exponent of Russian drama in the U. S., onetime member of the Moscow Art Theatre, it is the first Manhattan production of the play since the Moscow company visited the city five years ago. Despite the fact that Mr. Laurence's version employs such U. S. colloquialisms as ''bunk...

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