Great Russian Plays Author:Norris Houghton (Editor) Six masterpieces of Russian drama: — THE INSPECTOR GENERAL by Nikolay Gogol -- Gogol's hilarious satire on bureaucratic corruption in provincial Russia. — A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY by Ivan Turgenev -- A beguiling study of frustration, love and jealousy in the household of a rich landowner. — THE POWER OF DARKNESS by Leo Tolstoy -- An illuminating trag... more »edy about peasant lives darkened by evil.
THE CHERRY ORCHARD by Anton Chekhov --The great portrayal of an unrealistic upper-class family confronted with a new social order.
THE LOWER DEPTHS by Maxim Gorky -- Gorky's bitter but pitying look at a sordid segment of Russian life, the outcasts of society.
HE WHO GETS SLAPPED by Leonid Andreyev -- Symbolic circus fantasy about a man who leaves his high position in life to become a clown.« less