The Storm

Alexander Ostrovsky
Translated by Constance Garnett
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571246687
Date Published
30.10.2008
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Summary

One of Ostrovsky’s most poetical works, The Storm is set in Kalinov, a provincial town on the banks of the Upper Volga. Trapped in an unhappy marriage, Kater√≠na is tormented by her widowed mother-in-law, Marfa Kabanova. Kater√≠na seeks solace in an affair with a similarly tormented young lover, and the confession of this affair to her husband leads ultimately to tragedy.

The Storm was a great success on its first performance the Maly Theatre, Moscow, in November 1859, and continues to be critically regarded as one of Ostrovsky’s best plays. It inspired Jan√°cek’s opera Katia Kabanova.

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Alexander Ostrovsky (1823-1886) was born into a merchant family in Russia. He wrote 40 prose and 8 verse plays. His acknowledged masterpieces are The Storm (1860) and The Forest (1871).

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