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The Idiots Karamazov - Full Length Play

The Idiots Karamazov

Christopher Durang, Albert Innaurato

Full Length Play

7m, 6f

ISBN: 9780822205531

Using the characters and events of The Brothers Karamazov as a springb…

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: DPS Acting Edition
Description

Full Length Play

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Bare Stage/Simple Set

Using the characters and events of The Brothers Karamazov as a springboard, the play becomes a lampoon not only of Dostoyevsky but of western culture and literature in general. Dotted with literary allusions and intellectual jibes, it pokes fun at figures ranging from Ernest Hemingway and L. Frank Baum on to Leo Tolstoy, as it turns the saga of the ill-fated Karamazov brothers topsy-turvy. The narrator of the proceedings is the famed translator, Constance Garnett, who struggles to keep the wild goings-on in perspective and under control, and, in the end, settles for conjugating the verb "Karamazov" —which, under the circumstances, makes more sense than one might suspect.
Created by two of our theatre's most original writers, this antic, sometimes outrageous, yet consistently amusing "send-up" of Dostoyevsky's classic novel was first presented by the Yale Repertory Theater. "…moments of comic inspiration…I was impressed with their wit as well as their scholarship." —NY Times. "…something of a screwball serenade." —Variety.
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7m, 6f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Expandable casting

Author(s)
Christopher Durang

Christopher Durang

Christopher Durang's plays include The Idiots Karamazov (coauthored with Albert Innaurato), A History of the American Film (Tony nom.), Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You (Obie Award), Beyond Therapy (off and on Broadway), Baby with the Bathwater, The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Obie's for playwriting, Jerry Zaks' directing, ensemble acting; Dramatists Guild Hull Warriner Award), Laughing ... view full profile

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