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Alexander Griboyedov’s Woe from Wit, at the Crimean Academic Russian Drama Theater, three days before Crimeans voted to break away from Ukraine and join Russia.

The Theater Tsar

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 Descent of the Theater

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 Prayer for New York

(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 10122Elmer K. Lefkowitz, Attorney at Law REPR [...]