Anna Karenina


ISBN: 9781848421974
Author: By Leo Tolstoy Adapted by Helen Edmundson
Publication Date: 21/03/2011
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 104pp.
Availability: Available


Helen Edmundson’s celebrated and ‘exemplary’ (The Times) adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s enduring classic is a vibrant and deeply moving meditation on the nature of love.

Anna is beautiful and admired but empty – until a chance meeting throws her into emotional turmoil and a scandalous affair. Contrasting with this tale of destructive love is the story of Levin, an idealistic man striving to find meaning in life – and a self-portrait of Tolstoy himself.

Helen Edmundson’s stage adaptation of Anna Karenina was first performed by Shared Experience at the Theatre Royal, Winchester, in January 1992 at the start of a nationwide tour. The production went on to win the Time Out Award for Outstanding Theatrical Event of 1992.

This edition of the play was published alongside a revival at the Arcola Theatre, London, in 2011.

‘Theatre this engrossing is rare’
Time Out

‘The aim is not to report the novel but to recreate it as a piece of theatre… a dramatisation which is symbolically accurate as well as theatrically compelling’

Time Out Award for Outstanding Theatrical Event

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