Woe from Wit: A Verse Comedy in Four Acts

Author:   Betsy Hulick ,  Angela Brintlinger ,  Alexander Griboedov
Publisher:   Columbia University Press
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Pages:   200
Publication Date:   17 March 2020
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Betsy Hulick ,  Angela Brintlinger ,  Alexander Griboedov
Publisher:   Columbia University Press
Imprint:   Columbia University Press
ISBN:  

9780231189798


ISBN 10:   0231189796
Pages:   200
Publication Date:   17 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.
Language:   English

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The picture of Russia reflected in Griboedov's great play in the nineteenth century has been brilliantly realized in Betsy Hulick's twenty-first century translation, remaining relevant to our own vexed times. This paradoxically contemporary classic, with its far-seeing themes, will be a welcome contribution to the English speaking stage. Certain masterpieces seem to defy translation. Griboedov's scintillating verse comedy of manners, Woe from Wit, is thought to be one of them. Betsy Hulick's translation comes as close to nullifying that notion as any. It is accurate, sprightly, inventive and eminently playable. She has captured the sharp characterizations and aphoristic dialogue of the original. Her version deserves to be on the same shelf as Richard Wilbur's Tartuffe and the Cyrano of Anthony Burgess.


Certain masterpieces seem to defy translation. Griboedov's scintillating verse comedy of manners, Woe from Wit, is thought to be one of them. Betsy Hulick's translation comes as close to nullifying that notion as any. It is accurate, sprightly, inventive and eminently playable. She has captured the sharp characterizations and aphoristic dialogue of the original. Her version deserves to be on the same shelf as Richard Wilbur's Tartuffe and the Cyrano of Anthony Burgess. -- Laurence Senelick, Tufts University


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Alexander Griboedov (1795-1829), described by Pushkin as the cleverest man of his generation, is best known as the author of Woe from Wit. While serving on a diplomatic mission to Persia in the aftermath of the 1826-1828 Russo-Persian War, he was brutally murdered when a mob assaulted the Russian embassy in Tehran. Betsy Hulick has translated Russian poets and playwrights, including Pushkin and Chekhov, and her translation of Gogol's Inspector General was produced on Broadway.

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