SEVEN SOVIET PLAYS by H.W.L. -- Intro. by Dana


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Here -- through seven plays -- one sees Russia before and during the war, the intense preoccupation of her people towards the extermination of their enemies. Here is peaceful family life, broken by war, the concentration of home forces as well as military, the realization that the old line officers must give way to the younger, less hide-bound men; the acknowledgment that there is no way too dangerous, too despicable, if it contributes to stopping the German advance. The overall represents the component parts of the Russian character, under the effects of war, a panorama of types of fighting, attitudes, character, as they embody Russian unity. One play by Vladimir Solovyov has to do with Napoleon's defeat and presents a parallel to the current war; most of the material is essentially modern and contemporary.

Pub Date: Jan. 8th, 1945
Publisher: Macmillan