OPINION

March 29, 1958

KHRUSHCHEV TO ITALY: Rome, 28 – Right after having assumed the post of prime minister, the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev gave an interview to the Italian newspaper Il Tempo, in which he addressed all major international problems and his government’s view of them. Without departing from the familiar Soviet views, the new prime minister spoke in a conciliatory fashion. Given that he was addressing the Italian public, Khrushchev used a language that was particularly attractive to Italians, promising their country complete assistance in the event that it decided not to join military alliances. NATIONAL THEATER: Paris, 28 – The National Theater’s second performance of «Medea» was admittedly even better than the first. The Parisian public once again enthused over the Greek production. There were rave reviews in the Paris Journal, Paris Libere, Humanite and Figaro over the direction of Alexis Minotis, the performance by Katina Paxinou as well as the rest of the cast, particularly the leading actors in the Chorus. The director of the Palais des Nations theater continues to receive requests to extend the play’s season, as all tickets for the current performances have been sold out.