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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!