Crime and Punishment (stage version)
Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781848423657Publication Date:
5 Sep 2013
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 112 pages ISBN: 9781780017372Publication Date:
6 May 2016
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Citizens Theatre, Glasgow then UK tour, 2013

Crime and Punishment (stage version)

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky Adapted by Chris Hannan

Paperback £9.99£7.99

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An exciting, fresh and accessible adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s masterful novel.

Starving, destitute student Raskolnikov is surrounded by the harsh injustices of the world: the grime of poverty and prostitution, unscrupulous pawnbrokers chasing debts, and a sister about to marry someone she doesn’t love to keep her family alive. His guilt is unbearable. Only Sonya, a downtrodden prostitute, can offer any chance of redemption.

As Raskolnikov enters a dangerous cat and mouse game with the examining magistrate, a psychological thriller unfolds that probes how far humanity might go when driven by disillusionment and whether any crime can be justified by a higher purpose.

Chris Hannan's adaptation of Crime and Punishment was first performed at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, in 2013, followed by a UK tour.

'Everybody wants to change the world. Nobody thinks to change himself.'

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'Both a classic come to life and an urgent new work which develops its own style and language rather than slavishly imitating the text and it’s all the better for it.'

Independent

'Powerful... To find a theatrical structure, adaptor Chris Hannan roams freely through the novel. He turns interior monologue into direct address, thins out subplots and reconfigures the sequence of events to fashion a fluid route through the story.'

Guardian

'Magnificent... a fluent, beautiful, profoundly theatrical account of one of the great stories of world literature'

Scotsman
Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781848423657Publication Date:
5 Sep 2013
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 112 pages ISBN: 9781780017372Publication Date:
6 May 2016
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Fyodor Dostoyevsky:

The Crocodile

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Also by Chris Hannan:

Elizabeth Gordon Quinn (1985 version)
Shining Souls
What Shadows
The Baby
The Evil Doers
The God of Soho
Elizabeth Gordon Quinn (2006 version)

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