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Andrew: Yes, Burnt by the Sun also terrific, but no Stalin. I think

there is one of those fundamental human divides here. Some people like to

see the monster in a horror movie, some just like to have it suggested.

I want to see the monster. And BTW, best Stalin play: David Pownall’s

MASTER CLASS. It was written for

radio, but I saw it done on stage in London, with Peter Bull doing Stalin to

perfection. The theater was full of Russian expats. Every time Stalin

hoicked up his withered arm, they all breathed “Aaaaaah!” in unison.


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