Redemption (The Living Corpse)


The Living Corpse (Redemption)
Based on the 1900 novel of the same name by Leo Tolstoy, and first adapted as a play in 1911 and staged by the Moscow Arts Theatre. A 19th century Russian man is estranged from his wife and believes she is in love with a chamberlain of the Imperial Court. Divorce being against his principles, he counterfeits a suicide in order to allow her to remarry but is found out and she is accused of adultery.

This version of the play staged at La MaMa in 1996 was adapted and directed by Jonathan Schilder Brown.

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