Crime and Punishment (Ackland)

by  Rodney Ackland

Full Length Play, Drama  /  16m, 10f

NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is from the Samuel French Vault and is made from a scan of an archived manuscript. We hope you’ll treasure this glimpse into theatre history.

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Crime and Punishment (Ackland)

by  Rodney Ackland

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Produced at the National Theatre in New York starring John Gielgud and Lillian Gish following a triumphant London production, this is the classic story of a quietly intense student, Raskolnikoff, who kills a pawnbroker and her sister because he considers them parasites, living off the misery of the poor. Trapped by his own ideals and what constitutes "crime", he finds spiritual redemption in his confession and subsequent execution.
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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 C ...

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