Turgenev

My 2019: mice, Marrakesh and a fond farewell to my dear friend Christopher Booker

21 December 2019 9:00 am

Another year over and it wasn’t all bad, you know. Here are some of my personal highlights. Best birthday parties:…

A ménage à trois that worked: Ivan Turgenev and the Viardots

5 October 2019 9:00 am

If we still bemoan a world of mass tourism, the mid 19th century, Orlando Figes reminds us, is where it…

I never understood the appeal of Ken Dodd

11 November 2017 9:00 am

It’s always odd to hear a familiar voice on a different programme, playing an alternative role. They never sound quite…

Cherrelle Skeete as Katya and Royce Pierreson at Belyaev in ‘Three Days in the Country’

Feels like Chekhov scripted by a Chekhov app: Three Days in the Country at the Lyttleton reviewed

8 August 2015 9:00 am

Chekhov so dominates 19th-century Russian drama that Turgenev doesn’t get much of a look-in. His best known play, A Month…

How to think like Chekhov or Turgenev

30 November 2013 9:00 am

Immersion is the key to adaptation says Mike Poulton, who is bringing Turgenev and Hilary Mantel’s novels to the stage