The Theater: Russia Likes Plays Too

From Moscow, TIME Correspondent John Hersey cabled this account of the 1944 Soviet theater:

One wonders in Moscow whether Broadway has a firm grip on its laurel wreath. New York's theater still has, in my opinion, a slight edge on Moscow's—in scope, in splendor of production, in entertainment value, perhaps even in acting and in art. But at its present rate Moscow will soon be far ahead on all counts.

This week Moscow is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the organization of the Soviet theater. The celebration is taking the form of a series...

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