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Drama New Russian Plays

  • By Natalia Koliada et al.
  • Price: £8.99
  • ISBN: 9780957614109
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 08/03/2021 if you order today

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'Noah Birksted-Breen's Sputnik Theatre has been a leader in bringing cutting-edge Russian drama to the English-speaking world for years now. This collection of important recent Russian plays is proof of that hard work, but it is also a great tool for the future. Theatres, directors, actors: five stageworthy plays are now in your hands.' John Freedman, Moscow Times

The five plays collected here represent some of the most successful experiments in playwriting from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, since the year 2000. In their formal and thematic range - from poetic drama to futuristic satire - they deftly take the temperature of life in the Russian region today, offering vivid and often dark snapshots of dissidence and activism in the face of political corruption and widespread social stagnation.

The collection includes:

Yuri Klavdiev's Slow Sword (New Drama Award, Moscow, 2007)

Natalia Koliada's Dreams

Maksim Kurochkin's Tityus The Irreproachable (New Drama Award, Moscow, 2008)

Natalia Moshina's Techniques of Breathing in an Airlocked Space

Vladimir Zuev's Mums (Eurasia Award, Ekaterinburg, 2007)

'A girl dies defiantly of cancer; students wrangle over a farcically amoral economics project; an ageing actress endlessly replays the dismally perfumed story of her life in her dressing room. It's far from cheering stuff, but there's a blissful lack of bitterness to Moshina's writing, and her dialogue shifts mischievously between profound musings on God and his apparent disinterest in capitalism, to flippant, sardonic one-liners.' Time Out on Techniques of Breathing in an Airlocked Spacè

Sputnik Theatre Company, winner of multiple Time Out Critics' Choices and a Metro Critics' Choice, has selected these five dramas from among hundreds of new Russian-language plays. Sputnik has translated and produced them for British audiences between 2005 and 2010 at some of the UK's top new writing venues, including Soho Theatre. Reviews and more info at

Title details

Series Drama Title New Russian Plays
Subject Russian Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date April 2013 Authors Natalia Koliada et al.
Binding Paperback Pages 234
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 290
ESB Code 80001 ISBN 9780957614109
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 08/03/2021 if you order today
  Price £8.99


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