Foreign News: Wilhelm v. Piscator

'Round and 'round turns slowly a great skeletonized globe. Above it squats a dummy representing God. On three platforms near the periphery of the globe stand actors wearing lifelike mask-faces of Emperor Franz Josef, Tsar Nicholas II and Kaiser Wilhelm II. As the globe turns, all three call upon God to grant victory to their respective armies; but when the dummy makes no sign, each monarch begins loudly to protest his own complete innocence of War-guilt.

Such is one scene in the drama Rasputin, recently produced in Berlin by dynamic modernist-communist Director Erwin Piscator....

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