(From the publisher):
The three playwrights presented together in this volume - Maria Arbatova (On the Road to Ourselves
), Elena Gremina (Behind the Mirror
) and Olga Mikhailova (Russian Dream
) - are frequently mentioned among the "rising stars" of their generation. They reflect an image of Russia which is both new and old. Freed from dictates about what to write, young writers in Russia today must search through the current confusion to find themes that resonate with their own personal internal voice. In the new generation to which these playwrights belong there is a greater consciousness of belonging to European literary and theatrical traditions, yet at the same time they remain very much products of their own society and culture.
The selected plays contain many elements which will appeal to Western directors and audiences: well-drawn characters, engaging plots, lively wit. Central to the three plays selected in this volume is a complex interaction of Russian and Western value systems, a theme that becomes increasingly
Original title: Russian Mirror: Three Plays by Russian Women
Genre: Drama and Plays→ Russian
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