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Diary of a Scoundrel, The - Full Length Play, Comedy

Diary of a Scoundrel, The

Rodney Ackland, Alexander Ostrovsky

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Full Length Play, Comedy

9m, 7f

Alexander Ostrovsky
Translated by Rodney Ackland

In 1860 in Moscow an indigent Russian youth begins his ambitious ascent to social esteem. He progresses by wit, guile and rhetoric. Pitting one stupid person against another, he soon gains his ends. But he is tripped up by his uncle's wife, to whom he has made passionate love on his way to success, …

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Full Length Play

Comedy

In 1860 in Moscow an indigent Russian youth begins his ambitious ascent to social esteem. He progresses by wit, guile and rhetoric. Pitting one stupid person against another, he soon gains his ends. But he is tripped up by his uncle's wife, to whom he has made passionate love on his way to success, for she discovers the scoundrel's diary. In the showdown, the youth is still more than a match for these stupid people and they determine it would be more prudent to retain him in their circle than to turn him loose.
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9m, 7f

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Rodney Ackland

Rodney Ackland

Rodney Ackland (5/18/1908 – 12/6/1991) was an English playwright, actor, theatre director and screenwriter. He was educated at Balham Grammar School in London. In his 16th year he made his first stage appearance at the Gate Theatre Studio, playing Medvedieff in Gorky's The Lower Depths and later studied acting at the Central School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art. He married Mab Lonsdale, ... view full profile

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