November 11, 2020
It’s a beast in terms of cast size (lots of confusing part-sharing) and it’s heavily plotted in the final act, but the “scene” it paints of the “street”—the stoop of a NYC tenement in the 1930s (?)—is beautifully rendered. The characters are diverse, many immigrants, many professions, well-drawn people. The dialog feels naturalistic, even a century later.