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Larisa and the Merchants

Alexander Ostrovsky
Translated by Samuel Adamson

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ISBN
9780571308163
Date Published
02.05.2013
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Summary

The Value of Something is Never its Price

In a trading town on the banks of the river, penniless Larisa is desperate to marry and escape heartbreak and humiliation. But in this brutal world of transactions true love has no worth. Larisa is up for sale and the local merchants want a bargain.

Samuel Adamson’s version of Alexander Ostrovsky’s rarely seen, sharp and darkly funny play Larisa and the Merchants, premiered at the Arcola in May 2013, produced by InSite Performance.

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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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