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The Suicide by Nikolai Erdman

21st July 2015

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THE SUICIDE

BY NIKOLAI ERDMAN

ADAPTED BY BEN NAYLOR FROM A LITERAL TRANSLATION BY CHARLOTTE PYKE

 

Directors Ben Naylor and Anna Healey

Wednesday 29 July – Saturday 1 August, 7.30pm

at

Embassy Theatre
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
University of London
Eton Avenue
London  NW3 3HY

 

Performed by MA Acting Classical
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THE SUICIDE

BY NIKOLAI ERDMAN

ADAPTED BY BEN NAYLOR FROM A LITERAL TRANSLATION BY CHARLOTTE PYKE

 

Directors Ben Naylor and Anna Healey

Wednesday 29 July – Saturday 1 August, 7.30pm

at

Embassy Theatre
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
University of London
Eton Avenue
London  NW3 3HY

 

Performed by MA Acting Classical

On 9 November 1931, Stalin wrote to Stanislavsky: ‘I do not have a very high opinion of the play The Suicide. My closest comrades consider it empty, and even harmful.’

Erdman’s brilliant philosophical farce, though banned by Stalin’s censors and never performed in Soviet Russia, has been called ‘the greatest play in the Soviet repertory.’

Fizzing with fierce and absurdist satirical energy, The Suicide is a reminder of theatre’s crucial capacity to threaten authority through comedy.

 

Kind regards

Ute

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