Foreign News: Blue Pencil Wanted

M. Lunacharsky, who as Commissar of Education is also Supreme Lord of Theatreland in All the Russias, is a playwright. Last week his Hertzog (Duke) was produced at the People's Theatre in Moscow. That was not all. At the Little Theatre in Moscow Julius Caesar, a play by a lesser author named William Shakespeare, was also produced.

The Bolshevik critics attacked both authors from a purely Marxian viewpoint, but were harsher to Lunacharsky than to Shakespeare. They thought Shakespeare's play was capable of "'proletarian" interpretation, though as produced in Moscow, gave a "disgusting,...

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