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"On the Eve" by Ivan Turgenev

“On the Eve” by Ivan Turgenev, translated by Gilbert Gardiner, Penguin Classics

I wonder to what extent Turgenev was interested in plot. Not a lot, I’d guess, judging from his first three novels, since the central plotline in all three of them is more or less the same – a young girl with a sheltered upbringing in a provincial town awakens emotionally, and falls in love with a newcomer into the closed society she inhabits, but it all ends sadly. 1,479 more words


Chekhov and Corrine are NOT friends

Taphouse rehearsals are going amazingly well, thank you for asking! …or so I am told. As your fearless Dramablogger, I asked cast member Corrine Roberts to talk a little bit about the process. 958 more words


Not a happy superman

I love Bernard Shaw’s plays, mainly for their wordiness and their single-minded focus on ideas. The wordiness in particular means that these days they are not performed very often; but last week I saw the outstanding production of ‘Man and Superman’ at the National Theatre, with Ralph Fiennes playing the part of the anti-hero Jack Tanner. 486 more words

Albert Camus

One can't understand anything in this world!

   30 / May / 1888

||⦙  The artist should not be the judge of his characters and of what they say, but only an impartial witness. 199 more words


Masha's Seagull a simple start to 2015 BTG Season at the Unicorn Theatre

Masha’s Seagull

Masha’s Seagull

Masha’s Seagull

Masha’s Seagull

Stockbridge, MA– Berkshire Theatre Group presents Masha’s Seagull at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. Masha’s Seagull runs from Friday, May 22 through Sunday, May 24. 584 more words


Discovering Chekhov by Anna B.

In his collection of short stories The Undiscovered Chekhov Forty Three New Stories, Anton Chekhov uses the simplicity and humor of common people and everyday occurrences to accurately portray life in nineteenth century Russia. 352 more words

Short Stories

Seagull steak

My “WTF” tag is getting a lot of use these days.

I had this strange idea that because the Seagull tonight wasn’t actually a Volkstheater production (it was by the Otto Falckenberg Schule, in the Volkstheater’s black box space), it might be a little more normal than most things I see there. 359 more words