Picks and Pans Main: Stage

updated 04/06/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/06/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Passionate theatergoers, Russians have a vital theater history that under Gorbachev may be entering a renaissance. At Moscow's 34 major theaters, production values are high, and the plays sometimes surpass New York's in quality. Here are a few of them:

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