The Kreutzer Sonata (Oberon Modern Plays) (Paperback)
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A play about death, desire and Beethoven.A man boards a train: the confined space of the carriage triggers potent memories. Soon he is confessing to a terrible crime, one for which he holds Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata responsible. Written in 1889, Leo Tolstoy's novella became instantly notorious, and was banned in both Russia and America. Tolstoy hoped one day to see it performed to the accompaniment of live music. In this adaptation by Nancy Harris, musicians and actors come together to bring the story to life for the stage.
About the Author
Nancy Harris' plays include Little Dolls (Bush Theatre Broken Space Season), Love in a Glass Jar (Abbey Theatre 20: Love Season). She has been a writer on attachment at the Soho Theatre and the National Theatre Studio and has had work produced by Mind The Gap Theatre Company in New York
Though this Kreutzer Sonata hews to the shape and plot of the original, Ms. Harris has given it a wry, worldly, distinctly British flavor” New York Times