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Fortune's Fool

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Fortune's Fool by Ivan Turgenev
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Genre: Comedy Characters: 7 males, 2 females, extras Scenery: Interior Alan Bates and Frank Langella won Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk awards for their Broadway performances in this acclaimed adaptation of Turgenev's classic exploration of the delicious paradox of humor and despair found in casually inflicting cruelty. The return of Olga Petrovna and her husband to her deceased parents' country manor should be a happy event for Kuzovkin, the house's resident penniless gentleman, but his friend Ivanov fears it will be disastrous for his comrade. All is going well when a neighbor arrives, a rich man whose favorite pastime is humiliating those he considers to be his inferiors. In no time, the "gentlemen" are plying Kuzovkin with drink and exposing his pathetic history layer by layer. Finally, in a drunken rage, he reveals a family secret that challenges their very identity, winning back what has been his all along but unable to reclaim his honor.
Release date NZ
August 1st, 2002
Author
Contributor
Adapted by Mike Poulton
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Samuel French Ltd
Dimensions
140x200x4
ISBN-13
9780573019715
Product ID
12090171

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