Sisters Brothers & The Oginski Polonaise
Stig Larson & Nikolai Kolyada trans Frank Gabriel Perry & Peter Tegel
Published by Methuen
3 Male 3 Female
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A great-value double-bill from Sweden and Russia by two internationally acclaimed writers ...
Sisters, Brothers ~ Stig Larsson - M2 F3
Three sisters arrange a rare evening together
But the intervention of their respective boyfriends produces a night of increasing sexual tension, cruelty and, ultimately, revelation
Stig Larsson's instinct for psychological and emotional violence has been compared with Strindberg and Ingmar Bergman
The Oginski Polonaise ~ Nikolai Kolyada - M3 F3
Tanya returns to Russia after eight years in New York
Her former servants await her return to Moscow with terror as they expect to be evicted
But when the "Americanized" Tanya does arrive she is dressed as a ballerina
And in flight from the KGB ...
Playing on A Streetcar Named Desire, Kolyada skilfully blends comedy and pathos to produce a bleak but human vision of post-perestroika Russia