Plays 2: the Forest/Artistes & Admirers/Wolves & Sheep/Sin & Sorrow/The Power of Darkness (Paperback)Alexander Ostrovsky (author)
Paperback 375 Pages / Published: 01/06/2003
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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.
Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
Number of pages: 375
Weight: 482 g
Dimensions: 211 x 132 x 23 mm
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