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Nosov, Sergei (Russian playwright, 19__-____), “Behind Glass,”

a __-minute comedy in Russian and English, translated into English by Katharine Hodgson from Sergei Nosov’s Russian original, set in

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  © 2002 Russian version by Sergei Nosov;  © 2002 English translation by Katharine Hodgson ;  •  in Sergei Nosov’s Behind Glass (St. Petersburg, Russia: Author, 2002);  •  cited by and script/rights available in Russian from Andrey Zinchuk, zinchuk@mail.ru; see Synopses, http://www.theatre.spb.ru/newdrama/8_landsk/synopses.htm, accessed March 8, 2003;  •  script/rights available for English translation from Dr. Katharine Hodgson, Russian Department School of Modern Languages University of Exeter, England, telephone 01392 264309, fax 01392 264300, e-mail K.M.Hodgson@exeter.ac.uk.

  §  Dramatis Personae Tolstoi (m), Russian author; Dostoevskii (m), Russian author.

  §  Synopsis “Tolstoi and Dostoevskii never met. That's wrong, their families should have been friends. This is what the organisers of a Congress decide, when they hire actors to sit in a hall behind glass. The heroes adapt themselves to the absurd, only Dostoevskii rebels.”—Synopses, http://www.theatre.spb.ru/newdrama/8_landsk/synopses.htm, accessed March 8, 2003.

  §  Comment Translation into English by Dr. Katharine Hodgson, Russian Department School of Modern Languages University of Exeter, England.  •  Data for this citation was translated from Russian into English by Dr. Katharine Hodgson, Russian Department, School of Modern Languages, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QH, England, telephone 01392 264309, fax 01392 264000, e-mail K.M.Hodgson@exeter.ac.uk.”—Synopses, http://www.theatre.spb.ru/newdrama/8_landsk/synopses.htm, accessed March 8, 2003.  •  Addresses of Andrey Zinchuk in St. Petersburg, Russia, are zinchuk@mail.ru,  www.theatre.spb.ru and www.newdrama.org and 2:5030/106.31@FidoNet. For those who do not speak or write Russian, online translators offer great assistance. Translating Russian into English or English into Russian is possible for free through several Websites:

  • PROMT's Online Translator, http://www.translate.ru/eng/
  • foreignword.com, http://www.foreignword.com/
  • Free Online Translations, http://www.translation-guide.com/free_online_translations.htm
  • Zinchuk regularly communicates online with English-speaking theatre peers through free automatic translators.

      §  Themes hypothetical history, Dostoevskii (Russian novelist, Fyodor Dostoevskii, 1821-1881), Tolstoi (Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoi, Russian writer, 1828-1910).

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