Notes from Underground archiveJohn Cooper takes Dostoyevsky's ?underground man' from the nineteenth century novella Notes From Underground and transposes him from St. Petersburg to a subterranean, contemporary London, revealing the universality of the Russian author's writings Cooper's play, based on the second part of the novella, A Story of the Falling Sleet, depicts the tragedy of a man turned in on himself, a man who both craves and despises affection.


Author: John Cooper (inspired by Dostoyevsky)
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Archive listings for Notes from Underground

Work type: Play.


A cast of seven actors portray the wide variety of contemporary characters that inhabit the man's underground world where sex is regarded as a negotiable commodity, where the protagonist finds himself overwhelmed by a society that exploits rather than alleviates his inner pain.Company Traffic of the Stage. Director Harry Meacher. Costume Andrew McRobb. Design Bryan Hands.
30 May 17 to 4 Jun 17Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Inner London :: V1170
listing details L298154311

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