The Lower Depths


Maxim Gorky

Document Type


Course Date

Fall 2020

Course Number

HU 300

Course Title

World Literature: Russian


"The Lower Depths" is considered one of Maxim Gorky's most masterful plays, and an exemplar of Russian social realism. The play first premiered in 1902 at the Moscow Arts Theatre, and focuses on a set of impoverished Russians living in a shelter and struggling to handle the harsh realities of their lives.


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