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Theatre

Did Turgenev foresee Russia’s Stalinist future?

A chilling new staging of Brian Friel’s adaptation of Turgenev’s Fathers and Sons at the Donmar

21 June 2014

8:00 AM

21 June 2014

8:00 AM

Fathers and Sons

Donmar, until 26 July

Fans of Chekhov have to endure both feast and famine. Feast because his works are revived everywhere. Famine because he concentrated all his riches in just four great plays that grow stale with repetition. For fresh nourishment we turn to Brian Friel, whose stage adaptations of the short stories go some way to appease our hunger.

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