In The Lower Depths more than in any other single play throughout its history, the Moscow Art Theatre concentrates its dramatic ideals and methods, its esthetic theory and practice, and through the production of this play it most emphatically justifies its artistic faith in spiritual or psychological realism as a dramatic medium of expression. The plays of Tchekhoff, of course, serve the same ends, but no single one of them does so quite as richly as does Gorky''s masterpiece. At the hands of Stanislavsky and his associates, The Lower Depths draws much of its convincing power from its unusual use of and dependence on the channels of expression which are peculiar to the art of the theatre. It is almost wholly independent of drama as literature. Less than any play I know, is it possible to imagine its potential effect in the theatre from a reading of its printed lines.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Author(s) - Maksim Gorky
Published Date - August 23 2019
ISBN - 9780331217384
Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.9 cm
Page Count - 99
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