Russian Plays

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Oberon Books, May 3, 2012 - Drama - 250 pages

Collected here for the first time are Richard Crane’s seminal stage adaptations of four heavyweights of Russian literature; Pushkin, Gogol, Bulgakov and Dostoyevsky. This volume contains Satan’s Ball, an adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita, (winner of the 1977 Edinburgh Fringe First Award) Vanity, a response to Alexander Pushkin’s verse novel Eugene Onegin; Brothers Karamazov, a dramatisation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s epic final novel; and Gogol, a one-man play which meditates on the life of the Ukrainian novelist and playwright Nikolai Gogol.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
a response to Pushkins Eugene Onegin
GOGOL
SATANS BALL
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Richard Crane was Resident Dramatist at the National Theatre, Literary Manager at the Royal Court and Fellow in Theatre, Bradford University. Plays and musicals include The Possessed with Yuri Lyubimov (Almeida London, Odeon Paris), Mutiny! with David Essex (Piccadilly Theatre), Bloody Neighbours (National Theatre), Envy with Donald Swann (Edinburgh Festival), Under the Stars (Greenwich Theatre) and The Quiz (Trafalgar Studios). His multi-award-winning plays have been translated into many languages, and performed worldwide. He writes also for film, TV and radio.

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