The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Sep. 24, 1934

Judgment Day (written and produced by Elmer Rice). For his material for this play Mr. Rice made no bones about going to the judicial aftermath of the fire that mysteriously gutted Berlin's Reichstag Building in February 1933. Principal figures in that fantastic trial were Defendant Marinus van der Lubbe, a young Dutchman who seemed to be in a drugged stupor; Defendant George Dimitroff, a fiery, grim-lipped Bulgarian who mocked the proceedings, badgered the prosecution; gaudy, bull-necked Prussian Premier Hermann Wilhelm Göring, who, taunted by Dimitroff, flew into a trembling, sweating fury, shrieked: "I...

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