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Fortune's Fool: Trade Edition
     

Fortune's Fool: Trade Edition

by Ivan Turgenev
 

Fortune's Fool had its Broadway premiere a century and a half after it was written (1848) and proceeded to win two Tony Awards for the highly acclaimed performances of its stars, Alan Bates and Frank Langella, as well as a Tony nomination for best play.
Set in the Russian countryside of grand houses and serfs, the play depicts the tragicomic events precipitated

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Fortune's Fool had its Broadway premiere a century and a half after it was written (1848) and proceeded to win two Tony Awards for the highly acclaimed performances of its stars, Alan Bates and Frank Langella, as well as a Tony nomination for best play.
Set in the Russian countryside of grand houses and serfs, the play depicts the tragicomic events precipitated by the return of a young heiress to her family estate. As the members of the household bait and react to each other, the first act ends in a stun

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"Reshaped in Mike Poulton's well-spoken adaptation . . . Fortune's Fool is blessed with the sort of dazzling, quick-stroke character portraits one associates with Turgenev." (Ben Brantley, The New York Times)

"A mix of wit and heart that many of today's comic writers would do well to study." (Elysa Gardner, USA Today)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585674510
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
12/30/2003
Edition description:
Two-Act Play
Pages:
110
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"Reshaped in Mike Poulton's well-spoken adaptation . . . Fortune's Fool is blessed with the sort of dazzling, quick-stroke character portraits one associates with Turgenev." (Ben Brantley, The New York Times)

"A mix of wit and heart that many of today's comic writers would do well to study." (Elysa Gardner, USA Today)

Meet the Author

Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was born in 1818 in the Province of Orel, and suffered during his childhood from a tyrannical mother. After the family had moved to Moscow in 1827 he entered Petersburg University where he studied philosophy. Whe

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