Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Woe from Wit (Горе от ума, Gore ot Uma 1823) written by Alexander Sergeyevich Griboyedov and produced at the Moscow Little Theatre around 1920

A scene from Woe from Wit (Горе от ума, Gore ot Uma 1823) written by the Russian playwright Alexander Sergeyevich Griboyedov (1795 - 1829) and produced at the Moscow Little Theatre around 1920




"Woe from Wit (Russian: Горе от ума, also translated as "The Woes of Wit", "Wit Works Woe", and so forth) is Alexander Griboyedov's comedy in verse, satirizing the society of post-Napoleonic Moscow, or, as a high official in the play styled it, "a pasquinade on Moscow.""

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