Gogol’s play sounds strangely familiar, as if art and life were indistinguishable from each other. Two performances seem to be taking place in parallel: one inside the theater and another one in the streets outside, where soldiers in green balaclavas and no recognizable insignia—incognito, so to speak—have just arrived.
The Theatre: Three Thousand Years of Drama, Acting and Stagecraft. By Sheldon Cheney. New York: Longmans Green and Company. $10.00. Poot-lights Across America. By Kenneth Macgowan. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. $3.50.
At first view it m [...]
(A lawyer with a letter, standing, and his mother sitting nearby.)
ELMER (reading from a letter:)
From the Law Offices of BERNSTEIN, RICE, GANTRY AND FUDD 1500 Madison Avenue 25th Floor New York, NY 10122
Elmer K. Lefkowitz, Attorney at [...]