A Month in the Country
Natalya Petrovna is bewildered by her emotions when she falls in love with the young tutor engaged to teach her son. When she realizes, however, that she has a rival in her ward, Verochka, she attempts to engineer the girl's marriage to another. Turgenev's tragic comedy is a remarkably acute study of the absurdity of romantic love and one of the great classics of Russian t...more
One of the most important plays of the nineteenth century, A Month in the Country is a precursor of the work of Chekhov, and brings to the theatre the psychological interests of Turgenev's novels (which also influenced the writers who followed him). Surprisingly, Turgenev had little confidence in the play, and certainly didn't expect it to be staged. He was modest about his writing in general, and meekly accepted the verdict of literary frien ...more
Fathers and Sons was tbe first Turvenev Novel I read. This play is totally different from thst book.
Before I tell you what the play is about, let me first say that I enjoyed it so much. I kept thinking of War and Peace. It captures tbe human mind and heart in a very wise way.
The book is about a woman who loves two gentlemen at the same time. Natalya, i ...more
The play is quite different. Where the b ...more
It is a play acknowledged widely as one of the first psychological plays – there is little action other than the unfolding of each character’s psyche. It is certainly a precursor of Chekhov and even Ibsen, though it lack ...more
داستان های تورگنیف بهترند، اما این نمایشنامه هم خوب بود.