Cinzano & Smirnova's Birthday
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854598127Publication Date:
5 May 2004
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
English version: Tron Theatre, Glasgow, 1989

Cinzano & Smirnova's Birthday

By Ludmila Petrushevskaya Translated by Stephen Mulrine

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Two linked plays from the Russian playwright dubbed the 'female Chekhov', depicting the grim reality of domestic life in Soviet Russia, in English translations by Stephen Mulrine.

In Cinzano, three young men drink themselves into a stupor to escape their drab lives and family responsibilities.

Ludmila Petrushevskaya's play Cinzano was first staged in this translation at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, in November 1989.

In the companion piece, Smirnova's Birthday, the men's girlfriends meet up at a birthday celebration.

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'Funny, unpredictable and sad; and immediately buttonholes you with warmth and intimacy'

Financial Times

'Translated into lively, colloquial Glaswegian by Stephen Mulrine, the play looks at a subject painfully full of home truths for Russians and Scots alike: drunkenness. ... The play charts the shifting stages of inebriation with comedy that is accurate, perceptive but above all compassionate... a marvellous evening's theatre, entertaining and thought-provoking on so many levels... Cinzano reaches parts other theatre doesn't'

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854598127Publication Date:
5 May 2004
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Stephen Mulrine:

Ibsen: Three Plays
The Cherry Orchard (Drama Classic)
Chekhov: Shorts
The Marriage of Figaro
Six Characters in Search of an Author (Drama Classics)
The Bear
Three Sisters (Drama Classics)
The Servant of Two Masters
Chekhov on Theatre
Children of the Sun
John Gabriel Borkman
The Dance of Death (Drama Classic)
The Misanthrope
The Government Inspector
The Proposal
The Wild Duck
On the Evils of Tobacco
An Enemy of the People
The Seagull (Drama Classics)
Chekhov: Four Plays
Ghosts (Drama Classic)
A Tragic Figure
The Game Of Love And Chance
The Wedding
Uncle Vanya (Drama Classics)

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