Terrorism

Cast: 4f 5m doubling

Staging: Multipurpose set

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854597311Publication Date:
28 Mar 2003
Size: 197mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Royal Court Theatre, London, 2003

Terrorism

By The Presnyakov Brothers Translated by Sasha Dugdale

Paperback £9.99£7.99

The extraordinary debut play from the Royal Court by two brothers from Siberia.

A series of seemingly unrelated scenes portray the ordinary frustrations of everyday life: office workers bickering, a couple committing adultery, grannies complaining about their husbands. But the scenes unfold to reveal the mistrust and dysfunction that have become the norm, in Russia and elsewhere.

Terrorism by the Presnyakov Brothers was first performed, in this English translation by Sasha Dugdale, at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2003.

Press Quotes

'A play with this title has an obvious resonance right now. But the extraordinary thing about this deft and brilliant piece by Siberia's Presnyakov Brothers is the way it extends... This is a play about the breakdown of society in contemporary Russia. What astonishes is the cool, sardonic wit that the Presnyakov brothers bring to their task... beautifully realised in Sasha Dugdale's translation... Russian society may be in disarray, but, on the evidence of this and the recent work of Vassily Sigarev, a sense of dislocation yields first-rate drama'

Guardian

'A bitter, funny, penetrating look at the toxic effects of living with fear... Terrorism shrugs off more ideas in quarter of an hour's wit than most political debating plays do in an evening'

Observer

Cast: 4f 5m doubling

Staging:Multipurpose set

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854597311Publication Date:
28 Mar 2003
Size: 197mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by The Presnyakov Brothers:

Playing the Victim

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Also by Sasha Dugdale:

Bad Roads
Ladybird
The Grain Store
Plasticine
Playing the Victim
Black Milk

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