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Four Great Russian Plays

Four Great Russian Plays
Your Price: $10.00 CDN
Author: Gogol, Chekhov, Gorky, Turgenev
Publisher: Dover Publications
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 294
Pub. Date: 2004
ISBN-10: 0486434729
ISBN-13: 9780486434728

About the Play:

Masterpieces by great writers from the golden age of Russian theatre

The golden age of Russian theatre produced works of enduring vitality, dramatic interest, and literary merit — among them, masterpieces by the four great writers included in this collection.

The Inspector General by Gogol is a mistaken-identity farce that skewers venality, pretentiousness, and other foibles, is for many the greatest gem of Russian drama.

The Cherry Orchard by Chekhov is a later gem that brilliantly depicts the approaching dissolution of the world of the Russian aristocracy.

The Lower Depths by Gorky presents a grimly realistic view of the wretched lives of down-and-outers on the eve of the Russian Revolution.

A Month in the Country by Turgenev — a precursor of Chekhov's plays, fifty years ahead of its time — explores the painful absurdity of romantic love on a country estate filled with the light of a nineteenth-century summer.

These four plays are essential reading for courses in modern theatre, but these widely acclaimed works will be appreciated, as well, by theatregoers and drama lovers.