Maria


1998

Isaac Babel published the play Maria in 1935, but has never seen its production. On 15 May 1939 he was arrested and brought to Lubyanka prison in Moscow. Nothing was heard from him, until his family received his death announcement thirteen years later. Maria was produced in a new translation for a Lunchtime Festival of Russian Classics in the King's Head Theatre in Islington, London. The play describes the desintegration of a complete social layer, the intel­ligentsia and middle class in prerevolutionary Russia.

Details

Translater

From Russian in English

Director

Maarten van der Duin

Cast

Adam Croft
Bernard Lawrence
Elizabeth Lew Bonner
Estelle Collins
Freya Bosworth
Helen Brampton
Jacob Krichefski
Melissa Holston
Richard Banham
Rory Mernagh
Russell Levy
Seán Kemp

Venue

King’s Head Theatre

Period

1998

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