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Kreutzer Sonata By Leo Tolstoy

Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy

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British playwright Nancy Harris adapts Leo Tolstoy's novella The Kreutzer Sonata, for the stage. This play about death, desire and Beethoven opened to great acclaim before transferring to Broadway.

Kreutzer Sonata Summary

Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy

"A man boards a train: the confined space of the carriage triggers potent memories. Soon he is confessing to a terrible crime, one for which he holds Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata responsible. Written in 1889, Leo Tolstoy's novella became instantly notorious, and was banned in both Russia and America. Tolstoy hoped one day to see it performed to the accompaniment of live music. In this adaptation by Nancy Harris, musicians and actors come together to bring the story to life for the stage."

Kreutzer Sonata Reviews

"""Nancy Harris's English adaptation combines icy precision with mordant wit - "" - Daily Telegraph ""Nancy Harris's crisp and emotionally intelligent adaptation conveys the power of the Tolstoy original - . The experience of Harris's play is a jolt to the system, a journey into the pathology of suspicion and self-loathing"" - Evening Standard ""An extraordinarily compelling adaptation of Tolstoy's great, warped novella."" - Independent ""Tolstoy's sensational 1889 novella has been dashingly adapted by Nancy Harris - she can wield a knife as precisely as Pozdynyshev."" - Observer "

About Leo Tolstoy

"Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) is one of Russia's greatest novelists and a social dramatist who rejected his upbringing as a member of the nobility. He regarded the theatre in particular as a means of education the populace away from the moral degeneracy, brought about by the squalor of Russian peasant life. Nancy Harris is originally from Dublin and is currently the Pearson Playwright in residence at the Bush Theatre, London. Theatre credits include: No Romance (Abbey Theatre), Little Dolls (Bush Theatre, Broken Space Season). Her radio credits include Love In A Glass Jar and Blood In The Bridal Shop co-written with Louise Ramsden both for BBC Radio 4. Nancy has also written for television. "

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Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy
Used - Very Good
Oberon Books Ltd
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