Scence from At the Bottom (or The Lower Depth ) written by the Russian playwright, A. Maxim Gorky (1868-1936), starring Ivan Moskvin and Vasily Kachalov as the Baron probably at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1902
|The Lower Depths-World Premier Moscow 1902-02-Closing scene, act 3|
|Konstantin Stanislavsky in the role of Satin in Maxim Gorky’s “The Lower Depths” at the Moscow Art Theater, 1902|
"During this same period Gorky began writing plays and formed close connections with the Moscow Art Theater, which in 1902 produced his most famous play, The Lower Depths. It shows the misery and utter hopelessness of the lives of people at the bottom of Russian society and at the same time examines the illusions by means of which many of the unfortunate people of this earth sustain themselves."