A Month in the Country

A Month in the Country

by Ivan Turgenev
     
 

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Comedy / 8 m., 5 f., 1 c. / Int./ext.

A bored wife living in the Russian countryside falls in love with her little boy's handsome new tutor, just like all of the women in the household. The wife's chief rival turns out to be her 17 year old ward; they make a wonderful portrait of two different women in love. "What a charming play.... The workmanship is carefully

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Comedy / 8 m., 5 f., 1 c. / Int./ext.

A bored wife living in the Russian countryside falls in love with her little boy's handsome new tutor, just like all of the women in the household. The wife's chief rival turns out to be her 17 year old ward; they make a wonderful portrait of two different women in love. "What a charming play.... The workmanship is carefully wrought. The lines of characterization are fine.... It seems like a breath of fresh air." N.Y. Times.

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Editorial Reviews

TheaterWeek
This adaptation's language, tone, personalities, and even themes are clearly Friel's...sharp...funny...a unique sound and compelling depth. Turgenev's classic is energized, more entertaining, fresher.
Irish Independent
A MASTERLY TRIUMPH...sensitive...superlative...impeccable...
Irish Times
...a marvelously rich evening of theatre...
New Yorker
...his lines have the rueful wit of a man who has seen much of the world and who shakes his head compassionately over how rarely any of its inhabitants achieve a finish worthy of their beginnings.
NY Post
What a remarkable play!...It has all the freshness, that thrust of a new century's thought, which we associate with Chekhov or Gorky.
NY Times
A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY is a jewel of a play...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780573612442
Publisher:
Samuel French, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/22/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
116
Sales rank:
1,218,774
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.24(d)

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Richard Nelson's many plays include The Apple Family: Scenes from Life in the Country (That Hopey Changey Thing, Sweet and Sad, Sorry and Regular Singing); Nikolai and the Others; Goodnight Children Everywhere (Olivier Award for Best Play); Franny's Way; Some Americans Abroad; Frank's Home; Two Shakespearean Actors and James Joyce's The Dead (with Shaun Davey; Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical).

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have translated the works of Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Nikolai Gogol, Anton Chekhov, Boris Pasternak and Mikhail Bulgakov. Their translations of The Brothers Karamozov and Anna Karenina won the PEN Translation Prize in 1991 and 2002, respectively. Pevear, a native of Boston, and Volokhonsky, of St. Petersburg, are married and live in France.

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