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Reading Turgenev

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Johnny Hanrahan 

  • Author Notes

    An adaptation of the original novel by William Trevor

  • Synopsis

    Reading Turgenev is a tale of small-town frustration and romantic yearning. A young wife, an ineffectual older husband and two shrewish older sisters all live together in one house. This proves to be an explosive combination which drives the wife into a sexually innocent but intensely passionate love affair that lasts a lifetime. The heroine, Mary Louise, is lifted out of the grubby, small-town world she has settled for into a reality magically transformed by an overwhelming, obsessive relationship with her cousin, Robert.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Mary Louise (as older lady) Ann Russell
Mary Louise (as girl) Lesley McGuire
Robert Russell Mabey
Vicar Russell Mabey
Elmer Ciaran McIntyre
Letty Aine Browne
Matilda Melody McNamara
Rose Marcella Riordan (1)
Production Team  
Director Sarah Alexander
Designer Meridian Design
Lighting Designer Paul Denby
Producer Monica Spencer
Music by John Browne
Production Manager Joe Stockdale
Stage Manager Mick Heffernan
Assistant Stage Manager Helen Moylan
Production Assistant Reimar Faust
Production Assistant Christine Wagner
Set Construction Peter Collins
Set Construction Tony Henderson
Scenic Artist Jack Kirwan
Assistant Scenic Artist John Adams
PR Kearney O'Keefe
PR Ger Hegarty
Photography Tom Lawlor (1)
Administrator Deirdre McCarthy
Administrator Kaye Keating

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Reading Turgenev

  • Year

    1997

  • Published By

    Meridian Theatre Company in assocaition with The Collins Press

  • Address

    Carey's Lane, The Huguenot Quarter
    Cork
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)21 434 7717

  • ISBN

    1898256306

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UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Meridian Theatre Company

  • Address

    11-12 Marlboro Street
    Cork
    Republic of Ireland

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Meridian Theatre Company

  • Address

    11-12 Marlboro Street
    Cork
    Republic of Ireland

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer.