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Fortune's Fool
     

Fortune's Fool

by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
 

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Genre: Comedy

Characters: 7 males, 2 females, extras

Scenery: Interior

Alan Bates and Frank Langella won Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk awards for their Broadway performances in this acclaimed adaptation of Turgenev's classic exploration of the delicious paradox of humor and despair found in casually inflicting cruelty. The return of

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Genre: Comedy

Characters: 7 males, 2 females, extras

Scenery: Interior

Alan Bates and Frank Langella won Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk awards for their Broadway performances in this acclaimed adaptation of Turgenev's classic exploration of the delicious paradox of humor and despair found in casually inflicting cruelty. The return of Olga Petrovna and her husband to her deceased parents' country manor should be a happy event for Kuzovkin, the house's resident penniless gentleman, but his friend Ivanov fears it will be disastrous for his comrade. All is going well when a neighbor arrives, a rich man whose favorite pastime is humiliating those he considers to be his inferiors. In no time, the "gentlemen" are plying Kuzovkin with drink and exposing his pathetic history layer by layer. Finally, in a drunken rage, he reveals a family secret that challenges their very identity, winning back what has been his all along but unable to reclaim his honor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780573110795
Publisher:
Samuel French Ltd
Publication date:
11/27/2013
Edition description:
Second edition
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.15(d)

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Ivan Turgenev is considered one of the foremost Russian writers. He is the author of Fathers and Sons and Torrents of Spring. Mike Poulton has adapted Chekhov's Uncle Vanya for the Roundabout Theatre and Strindberg's Dance of Death and several other plays for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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