Do You Turn Somersaults?

by  Ariadne Nicolaeff, Aleksei Arbuzov

Full Length Play, Drama  /  1m, 1f

"Bright and sunny as a spring day in autumn... Shows off Arbuzov's skill at dramatic confrontation." - The New York Post

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What begins as a doctor patient relationship develops into a full blown romance in this charming love story set on the Baltic coast. Rodion, chief surgeon at a sanitorium, is a crusty widower. Lidya's life has been varied and unhappy. An actress, she lost a son and left the stage, remarried a musical clown and joined the circus, and was deserted by her second husband. Despite her many sorrows, Lidya maintains a cheerful outlook. She is still in love with life and the world and so manages to melt Rodion's lonely heart. Mary Martin returned to Broadway as Lidya with Anthony Quayle as Rodion.
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"Bright and sunny as a spring day in autumn... Shows off Arbuzov's skill at dramatic confrontation." - The New York Post

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Ariadne Nicolaeff

Ariadne Nicolaeff

Aleksei Arbuzov

Aleksei Arbuzov was born in Moscow on May 26, 1908. He was orphaned at the age of ten and raised by his aunt. His first contact with the theatre came at the age of fourteen, when he was hired as an extra at the Marinski Theatre of St. Petersburg. Afterward, he moved on to directing and started his own theat ...

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