The Theatre: Fear at Vassar

Fear is the name of a four-act play by A. N. Afinogenow which, for the last two years, has been the outstanding theatrical attraction of Soviet Russia. Unlike most recent Russian literary works, Fear, though written by a proletarian, is not Soviet propaganda. It aims to show the miseries of the proletariat under Soviet rule, to make a case for the survivors of the Tsarist aristocracy. Its hero, Ivan Ilich Borodin, scientific director of the Institute of Physiological Stimuli, is patently patterned after Physiologist Ivan Petrovich Pavlov, who won the Nobel Prize...

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