Some scenes from The Lower Depth (Na dne 'At the bottom,' 1902), written by the Russian playwright A. Maxim Gorky (1868-1936), and produced under the direction of Konstantin Stanislavski (1863 - 1938) and Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, with the scenic design by Viktor Simov, at the Moscow Art Theatre, on December 31, 1902. The cast included Georgy Burdzhalov as Kostyliov, Elena Muratova as Vassilissa, Maria Andreyeva as Natasha, Vladimir Gribunin as Medvediev, Aleksei Kharlamov as Vassily Pepel, Alexander Zagarov as Kleshch, Margarita Savitskaya as Anna, Olga Knipper as Nastya, Maria Samarova as Kvashnia, Vasily Luzhsky as Bubnov, Vasili Kachalov as the Baron, Mikhail Gromov as the Actor, Ivan Moskvin as Luka, Alexander Adashev as Alyoshka, Alexander Vishnevsky as Tatar, and Nikolai Baranov as Krivoy Zob; Stanislavski played Satin for the first five performances, after which Serafim Sudbinin took over. Gorky saw the production nearly a year later, on October 18, 1903.
|Klesch & Krivoy Zob & VISHNEVSKY (Tatar)|
|Pepel & Natasha& & VISHNEVSKY (Tatar)|
|A scene from the Moscow Art Theater production of Maxim Gorky s play The Lower Depths staged by Konstantin Stanislavky|