Page extent: 375
ISBN: 9781840021981
Binding: PaperBack

Ostrovsky: Plays Two

Alexander Ostrovsky

Translated by Stephen Mulrine
PaperBack (04 Jun 2003)

Includes the plays The Forest, Artistes and Admirers, Wolves and Sheep and Sin and Sorrow

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Four of Ostrovsky’s finest plays. The best known of these, The Forest (1871), has two young lovers in thrall to their tyrannical elders, who are prevented from marrying until a pair of strolling actors come to their rescue. In Artistes and Admirers (1881), a comedy of theatre life, a dedicated young actress renounces both love and fortune in order to pursue her sacred calling. In the comedy Wolves and Sheep (1875) Ostrovsky returns to a favourite theme, the double-dealing and hypocrisy of the Russian landowning classes, while the melodrama Sin and Sorrow (1863) explores the tragic consequences of a bored provincial wife’s brief affair.

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ISBN13 9781840021981
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 375

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