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Stray Dogs archiveRussia. 1940. A land gripped by fear; where language is a weapon - where poetry is power. Anna Akhmatova, the most celebrated poet of her generation, has lost her first husband to the purges and her son to state prison, where he awaits execution. Now, Stalin, the tyrant responsible for the murder of everyone close to her, wants a favour... Plunged so far into obscurity she is believed to be dead, Anna is offered a renewal of life when the Russian/British philosopher Isaiah Berlin risks the hazards behind the iron curtain to find her. But in a world where poetry is a force that can control and move masses for good or ill, which side of the curtain will her loyalty lead her? How far will she go to save a life? How far will she go to save herself? Based on true events, Stray Dogs depicts the story of one of the most extraordinary women of the 20th century, as she must choose between her duty to her son, her country, her art and herself. This urgent and relevant play explores the nature of tyranny and how it affects both the political landscape of the past and the present.

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Author: Olivia Olsen
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Archive listings for Stray Dogs

Work type: Play.

T747751599

World Premiere.Presented byDead Letter Perfect (in association with Park Theatre). Director Robin Herford. Sound Harry Johnson. Performer Olivia Olsen. Performer Ben Porter. Performer Ian Redford.
13 Nov 19 to 7 Dec 19Park Theatre, Inner London :: V691990888
listing details L80274137

Other listings

28 Jun 21 to 30 Jun 21Bread and Roses, Inner London :: V1142
listing details L0669450280

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