Manuscript Collections
Squaring the Circle Collection.

Collection Number: D-143

0.4 linear feet

Squaring the Circle, a play written by Russian dramatist Valentin Katayev, was first produced at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1928. The United States production, translated by Charles Malamuth and Eugene Lyons, premiered at the Pasadena Community Playhouse in August 1935 and was later performed at the Broad Street Theatre in Philadelphia and at the Lyceum and Adelphi Theatres in New York City.


Correspondence, photographs, and ephemera relating to the play's 1935 U.S. production. Also included are several images of the cast that performed at the Moscow Art Theatre.

Inclusive Dates
Performing Arts
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