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The Lower Depths

Scenes from Russian life Maxim Gorky

Caitlin Carlson-Burkhart

on 19 April 2010

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Transcript of The Lower Depths

Maxim Gorky (1868 - 1936)
THe lower depths the play inspiration Socialist realism film adaptations Gorky's childhood
travels through Russia
Maxim Dmitriev - photos
lit. "At the bottom"
written winter/spring 1901-2
premiered at Moscow Art Theatre Dec 1902
Konstantin Stanislavski - director, Sahtin
character study
theme: truth vs. "consoling lie"
1936: Jean Renoir - Les bas-fonds
1946: Chetan Anand - Neecha Nagar (Lowly City) won Palme d'Or at first Cannes Film Festival
1957: Akira Kurosawa - Donkozo (set in Edo period)
"[it is] is the basic method of Soviet literature and literary criticism. It demands of the artist the truthful, historically concrete representation of reality in its revolutionary development. Moreover, the truthfulness and historical concreteness of the artistic representation of reality must be linked with the task of ideological transformation and education of workers in the spirit of socialism. —Page 148, On Socialist Realism" by Andrei Sinyavsky writing as Abram Tertz
1902 - meets Lenin
1932 - return to Russia
1936 - death, Stalin and Molotov among pallbearers
Characters Kostilioff & Wassilissa
Natasha (20)
Pepel (28) - thief
Kleshtsch (40) - locksmith
Anna (30) - ill
Nastya (24) - prostitute
Luka (60) - pilgrim
Sahtin (40) - gambler
An Actor (40)
The Baron (32)
Bubnoff (45) capmaker
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