Sin and Sorrow are Common to All

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Sin and Sorrow are Common to All

A Drama in Four Acts

Alexander Ostrovsky, George Rapall Noyes


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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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