Ivan Turgenev | Literature Criticism Critical Review by John Hutchens

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Ivan Turgenev.
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Critical Review by John Hutchens

SOURCE: A review of A Month in the Country, in Theatre Arts Monthly, Vol. XIV, No. 5, May, 1930, pp. 373-75.

In the following assessment of A Month in the Country, Hutchens argues that the Theater Guild actors significantly enlivened Turgenev's rather diffuse and vague play.

To Turgenev's A Month in the Country, [a] troupe of Guild actors, under Rouben Mamoulian's direction, brings the flow of ensemble acting effectively orchestrated, spaciously framed in Raymond Sovey's brilliant, old regime settings. They bring, also, the first Turgenev play to be performed in this country in English; a play which, arriving so long after Tchekov's popularity has been established here, is yet curiously prophetic. Like the Tchekov plays which Turgenev's preceded by half a century and unquestionably influenced, A Month in the Country has an...

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