Ivan Turgenev | Literature Criticism Richard Dana Skinner

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Ivan Turgenev.
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Richard Dana Skinner

SOURCE: A review of A Month in the Country, in The Commonweal, Vol. XI, No. 22, 2 April 1930, p. 622.

The first American performance of A Month in the Country in English was a Theater Guild presentation that premiered on 24 March 1930. In the following assessment, Skinner praises nearly every aspect of that "excellent production."

In presenting [A Month in the Country] by Turgenev, the Theatre Guild is giving American audiences their first experience of this classic Russian dramatist in English. In fact, only one other play of his, a one-act curtain raiser called "The Lady from the Provinces," has ever seen the New York stage, and that was in Russian during the first visit here of the Moscow Art Theatre.

Turgenev belongs to that general period of Russian literature distinguished by Tolstoy, Gogol and Dostoievsky. He was born shortly after the close of...

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