The Lower Depths
This compelling 1902 play, considered Gorky's masterpiece, centers on a group of wretched souls who congregate to play cards, tell stories, and debate whether it is better to live without illusions or to maintain a romanticized worldview. A powerful, influential drama, hailed for its realistic and memorable characterizations.
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ACTOR afraid ALYOSHKA ANNA Available in U.S. BARON beat boss brother BUBNOFF bunk Cive comer comes concertina Corky Corky's coughing Crand-dad CURTAIN damned dear devil door drink drunk Eugene O'Neill everything Exits ﬁght ﬁnd ﬁne ﬁrst ﬁst ﬁt ﬂoor fool goes grandfather hallway hand head hell human husband Ieamed Iust jumping killed KLESHTCH KOSHLYOFF KOSTILYOFF KVASHNYA land of righteousness laughing listen live looks Lower Depths lt's Luigi Pirandello LUKA MIEDVIEDIEFF Moscow Art Theatre NASTYA NATASHA night old fellow Pause PEP!-IL PEPEL PEPEL's room pity play prison roars with laughter rubles SATINE shakes Shut Siberia silent sing sits smiling Socialist Realism sort soul speak Stop stove TARTAR tell there's thief thing truth tuming understand Vaska VASSILISA Vassily VASSIUSA vodka voice Wait wall What's the matter whistle who's wife William Shakespeare yelling