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“John Lennon, Father”

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Nosov, Sergei (Russian playwright_____, 19__-____), “John Lennon, Father,”

a __-minute play in Russian and in English, set in _____,


  © ___ by Sergei Nosov;  •  in Sergei Nosov’s John Lennon, Father (St. Petersburg, Russia: Author, 19__);  •  script/rights available from Andrey Zinchuk in St. Petersburg, Russia, www.theatre.spb.ru and www.newdrama.org and 2:5030/106.31@FidoNet.  •  Cited in http://www.theatre.spb.ru/newdrama/3_landsk/synop.htm#Sergei Nosov, accessed November 21, 2001.

  §  Dramatis Personae _____ (m), an idealistic sixties man; _____ (m), _____; Fedor Kuzmich (m), _____; _____ (f), _____.

  §  Synopsis A sixties man has not betrayed his ideals. In spite of his pragmatist son’s machinations, to his surprise he meets the idol of his youth in the shape of wise old Fedor Kuzmich.

  §  Comment This amusing but not necessarily cheerful play is another invention from the author of the plays “Don Pedro,” “Berendei,” “On the Path of Columbus.” Stylish, vivid, provocative. Fine use of language.—Ñèíîïñèñû.  •  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/7_landsk/synopses.htm, accessed May 5, 2002.  •  Addresses of Andrey Zinchuk in St. Petersburg, Russia, are 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:

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  • Zinchuk regularly communicates online with English-speaking theatre peers through free automatic translators.

      §  Themes father-son relationship, fidelity, idolatry, Lennon (John Lennon, British singer, musician, song writer, peace crusader, 1940-1980), machination, pragmatism, wisdom.

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