Page extent: 88
ISBN: 9781849432429
Binding: PaperBack

Kalashnikov: In the Woods by the Lake

Fraser Grace

PaperBack (01 Oct 2011)

This is a provocative new play about Mikhail Kalashnikov - the Russian inventor of the AK47 assault rifle, and a decorated Soviet hero. Set in Kalashnikov's dacha amidst the dark woods and waters of a fairy tale Russian landscape, a young journalist, Volkov, comes to interview the elderly Kalashnikov about his time on the front line and his subsequent invention of the AK-47 assault rifle. With the help of his daughter and grand-daughter, Kalashnikov initially welcomes Volkov into his home but as the questions harden and ambiguities appear in Kalashnikov's recollections, some painful and extremely uncomfortable truths begin to emerge...

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ISBN13 9781849432429
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 88


“There are definate shades of Chekhov in this portrait of fading Soviet Royalty unable to escape the past” – Time Out London

"A highly entertaining play, full of amusing one-liners" - The Stage