Tolstoy Plays, Volume 3: 1894-1910 / Edition 1

Tolstoy Plays, Volume 3: 1894-1910 / Edition 1

by Leo Tolstoy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810115999

ISBN-13: 9780810115996

Pub. Date: 08/28/1998

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

Although Tolstoy's fame rests on his novels, he was also a prolific dramatist. Because his plays are satirical, didactic, and colored by complex peasant dialect, earlier translations have been seriously flawed. These imperfect translations, coupled with Tolstoy's famous polemics against Shakespeare and Chekhov, have reinforced the general misapprehension that

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Although Tolstoy's fame rests on his novels, he was also a prolific dramatist. Because his plays are satirical, didactic, and colored by complex peasant dialect, earlier translations have been seriously flawed. These imperfect translations, coupled with Tolstoy's famous polemics against Shakespeare and Chekhov, have reinforced the general misapprehension that Tolstoy was not a dramatist.

Now noted Slavic philologist Marvin Kantor and Tatiana Tulchinsky have prepared the first complete English translation of the great writer's plays. This volume contains plays written during the years 1894 to 1910, including:

Peter the Breadman
And the Light Shineth in Darkness
The Living Corpse
The Wisdom of Children
The Traveler and the Peasant
The Cause of It All

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810115996
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Series:
European Drama Classics Series
Edition description:
Translated
Pages:
257
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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