Woe from Wit

A Verse Comedy in Four Acts

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Alexander Griboedov’s Woe from Wit is one of the masterpieces of Russian drama. A verse comedy set in Moscow high society after the Napoleonic wars, it offers sharply drawn characters and clever...

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"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...

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