Alexander Ostrovsky,George Rapall Noyes

Sin and Sorrow are Common to All

Sin and Sorrow are Common to All

A Drama in Four Acts

By Alexander Ostrovsky

Translated by George Rapall Noyes

A central theme of Ostrovsky's plays is the inevitable

struggle between the demands of personal morality

and and those dictated by social propriety.

In this grim drama the dramatist sketches a tragic incident

arising from the conflict of two social classes, the petty

tradesmen and the nobility. From the coarse environment

of the first emerge honest, upright natures like Krasnov,

the earnest shokeeper; from the superficial, dawdling culture

of the second come weak-willed triflers like the ineffectual

landowner, Babayev. The sordid plot sweeps

on to its inexorable tragic conclusion with tremendous force.


Valentin Pavlich Babayev - Robert Curran

Lev Rodionych Krasnov and Karp - Marty Krz

Tatyana Danilovna and Ulyana Rodionivna Kuritsyna - Amy Soakes

Lukerya Danilovna Zhmigulin - Vee McGuire

Arkhip - Denis Daly

Afonya and Prokofyevna - Grace Keller Scotch

Manulo Kalinych Kuritsyn and Shishgalev - John Burlinson

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