A Month in the Country

THE STORY: The place is the country estate of the Islayevs, a wealth Russian family, the time the middle of the nineteenth century.

Author: Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822207726

Category: Drama

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THE STORY: The place is the country estate of the Islayevs, a wealth Russian family, the time the middle of the nineteenth century. It is summer, and the lives of the family and their entourage reflect the bored indolence so characteristic of the a

A Month in the Country

NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS CLASSICS A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY JAMES
LLOYD CARR was born in 1912 and attended the village school at Carlton
Miniott in Yorkshire. A head teacher, publisher, and novelist, his books include A
Day ...

Author: J.L. Carr

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590176839

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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In J. L. Carr’s deeply charged poetic novel, Tom Birkin, a veteran of the Great War and a broken marriage, arrives in the remote Yorkshire village of Oxgodby where he is to restore a recently discovered medieval mural in the local church. Living in the bell tower, surrounded by the resplendent countryside of high summer, and laboring each day to uncover an anonymous painter’s depiction of the apocalypse, Birkin finds that he himself has been restored to a new, and hopeful, attachment to life. But summer ends, and with the work done, Birkin must leave. Now, long after, as he reflects on the passage of time and the power of art, he finds in his memories some consolation for all that has been lost.

A Month in the Country

But summer ends, and with the work done, Birkin must leave. Now, long after, as he reflects on the passage of time and the power of art, he finds in his memories some consolation for all that has been lost.

Author: James Lloyd Carr

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Art restorers

Page: 111

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Artist and survivor of the First World War, Tom Birkin, has been employed to carry out restoration work on a Medieval mural discovered in a church in the small rural community of Oxgodby, Yorkshire. The escape to the idyllic countryside is cathartic for Birkin, who soon fits into the slow-paced life of the remote village. In particular, he forms a close friendship with archaeologist James Moon, another veteran who, like Birkin has been emotionally scarred by the war. Moon is similarly employed in the village, working to uncover a mysterious lost grave.


A Month in the Country

A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY Copyright C 1993, Brian Friel Copyright © 1992,
Brian Friel All Rights Reserved CAUTION: Professionals and amateurs are
hereby warned that performance of A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY is subject to a
royalty.

Author: Brian Friel

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822213420

Category: English drama

Page: 105

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THE STORY: Natalya Petrovna, once wooed and won over by the rich landowner Arkady Sergeyevich, has now suffered a long and frustrating marriage. She has taken comfort in the love of Michel, a family friend, but even he has come to represent the sam


A Study Guide for Ivan Turgenev s A Month in the Country

A Month in the Country was written during the 1840s and completed in 1850
when Turgenev was thirtytwo. Prior to this play, Turgenev had also written poetry
and short stories. His literary reputation was established in 1843 with the
publication ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410352943

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 18

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A Study Guide for Ivan Turgenev's "A Month in the Country," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

Three Days in the Country

Patrick Marber's Three Days in the Country premiered at the National Theatre, London, in July 2015.

Author: IVAN SERGEEVICH. TURGENEV

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780573114977

Category: Drama

Page: 108

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Patrick Marber's Three Days in the Country premiered at the National Theatre, London, in July 2015.




A Month in Siena

This is a gorgeous meditation on how centuries-old art can illuminate our own inner landscape—current relationships, long-lasting love, grief, intimacy, and solitude—and shed further light on the present world around us.

Author: Hisham Matar

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0593129148

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 503

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Return comes a profoundly moving contemplation of the relationship between art and life. After finishing his powerful memoir The Return, Hisham Matar, seeking solace and pleasure, traveled to Siena, Italy. Always finding comfort and clarity in great art, Matar immersed himself in eight significant works from the Sienese School of painting, which flourished from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries. Artists whom he had admired throughout his life, such as Duccio and Ambrogio Lorenzetti, evoke earlier engagements he has had with works by Caravaggio and Poussin, and the personal experiences that surrounded those moments. Complete with gorgeous full-color reproductions of the artworks, A Month in Siena is about what occurred between Matar, those paintings, and the city. That month would be an extraordinary period in Matar’s life: an exploration of how art can console and disturb in equal measure, as well as an intimate encounter with the city and its inhabitants. This is a gorgeous meditation on how centuries-old art can illuminate our own inner landscape—current relationships, long-lasting love, grief, intimacy, and solitude—and shed further light on the present world around us.

A Month in the Country

This Squid Ink Classic includes the full text of the work plus MLA style citations for scholarly secondary sources, peer-reviewed journal articles and critical essays for when your teacher requires extra resources in MLA format for your ...

Author: Ivan Turgenev

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781723007361

Category:

Page: 180

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This Squid Ink Classic includes the full text of the work plus MLA style citations for scholarly secondary sources, peer-reviewed journal articles and critical essays for when your teacher requires extra resources in MLA format for your research paper.

Brian Friel Plays 3

This third collection by Brian Friel contains two original works: Performances, which considers the relationship between the private life and public work of the composer Leos Janácek; and The Home Place, set in Ballybeg, Donegal, at the ...

Author: Brian Friel

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780571309863

Category: English drama

Page: 704

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This third collection by Brian Friel contains two original works: Performances, which considers the relationship between the private life and public work of the composer Leos Janácek; and The Home Place, set in Ballybeg, Donegal, at the dawn of Home Rule. There are three masterful plays based on stories by Chekhov; and Friel's exquisite versions of Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya, of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler and of Turgenev's A Month in the Country. Performances 'A minor work the way Thomas Mann's Death in Venice or Beckett's Endgame is a minor work. Deceptively brisk and light in tone but taut and gravely pregnant with meaning... for Friel, life creates its own symbolism and poetry, and so it does in this play.' Sunday Times The Home Place 'A rich, allusive, densely layered play, which has echoes of Friel's masterly Translations while reminding one that he has spent much of his recent life adapting and translating Chekhov... Friel hauntingly conveys the pathos of exile and the delusion of ownership.' Guardian Hedda Gabler 'Across the gulf of the 20th century one great playwright is talking to another... neither a simple translation nor, as the official title has it, or a 'new version', but something altogether larger.' The Irish Times

A Month in the Bush of Australia

Journal of One of a Party of Gentlemen who Recently Travelled from Sydney to
Port Philip. With Some Remarks on the Present State of the Farming
Establishments and Society in the Settled Part of the Argyle Country Thomas
Walker.

Author: Thomas Walker

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Australia

Page: 54

View: 642


Brian Friel Plays 3

Author: Brian Friel

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780571309863

Category: English drama

Page: 704

View: 175

This third collection by Brian Friel contains two original works: Performances, which considers the relationship between the private life and public work of the composer Leos Janácek; and The Home Place, set in Ballybeg, Donegal, at the dawn of Home Rule. There are three masterful plays based on stories by Chekhov; and Friel's exquisite versions of Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya, of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler and of Turgenev's A Month in the Country. Performances 'A minor work the way Thomas Mann's Death in Venice or Beckett's Endgame is a minor work. Deceptively brisk and light in tone but taut and gravely pregnant with meaning... for Friel, life creates its own symbolism and poetry, and so it does in this play.' Sunday Times The Home Place 'A rich, allusive, densely layered play, which has echoes of Friel's masterly Translations while reminding one that he has spent much of his recent life adapting and translating Chekhov... Friel hauntingly conveys the pathos of exile and the delusion of ownership.' Guardian Hedda Gabler 'Across the gulf of the 20th century one great playwright is talking to another... neither a simple translation nor, as the official title has it, or a 'new version', but something altogether larger.' The Irish Times


Turgenev and Russian Culture

Anatolii Efros' Production of A Month in the Country: A Dialogue with Stanislavskii
. Ros Dixon Anatolii Efros' productions in 1966 and 1967 of The Seagull and
Three Sisters were daring assertions of artistic independence. Urging his cast to
 ...

Author: Joe Andrew

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042023996

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 372

View: 335

The present volume has as its central aim a reassessment of the works of Ivan Turgenev for the twenty-first century. Against the background of a decline in interest in nineteenth-century literature the articles gathered here seek to argue that the period in general, and his work in particular, still have much to offer the modern sensibility. The volume also offers a great variety of approaches. Some of the contributors tackle major works by Turgenev, includingRudin and Smoke, while others address key themes that run through all his creative work. Yet others address his influence, as well as his broader relationship with Russian and other cultures. A final group of articles examines other key figures in Russian literary culture, including Belinskii, Herzen and Tolstoi. The work will therefore be of interest to students, postgraduates and specialists in the field of Russian literary culture. At the same time, they will stand as a tribute to the life and work of Professor Richard Peace, a long-standing specialist in nineteenth-century Russian literature, in whose honour the volume has been compiled.


How Good is David Mamet Anyway

His thennew " psychology of character — A Month in the Country was written in
1850 — has caught up with him . " A poet must be a psychologist , but a secret
one , ” the playwright wrote , and it sounds like a discreet warning to ponderous ...

Author: John Heilpern

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415925471

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 299

View: 857

The legendary Greek figure Orpheus was said to have possessed magical powers capable of moving all living and inanimate things through the sound of his lyre and voice. Over time, the Orphic theme has come to indicate the power of music to unsettle, subvert, and ultimately bring down oppressive realities in order to liberate the soul and expand human life without limits. The liberating effect of music has been a particularly important theme in twentieth-century African American literature. The nine original essays in Black Orpheus examines the Orphic theme in the fiction of such African American writers as Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, James Baldwin, Nathaniel Mackey, Sherley Anne Williams, Ann Petry, Ntozake Shange, Alice Walker, Gayl Jones, and Toni Morrison. The authors discussed in this volume depict music as a mystical, shamanistic, and spiritual power that can miraculously transform the realities of the soul and of the world. Here, the musician uses his or her music as a weapon to shield and protect his or her spirituality. Written by scholars of English, music, women's studies, American studies, cultural theory, and black and Africana studies, the essays in this interdisciplinary collection ultimately explore the thematic, linguistic structural presence of music in twentieth-century African American fiction.