Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Dead Souls

Chichikov is a scoundrel with charisma...

He only wants to buy the names of your serfs who have died.

'Wealth exists on paper - this is true for individuals, families, corporations and nations.'

Nikolai Gogol's comic masterpiece Dead Souls... was his ironic legacy... his undoing...

his name sold to eternity.  With Gogol, the fun never stops, only life does.

LAZZI adaptation by David W W Johnstone starring Robert Williamson in bravado performance.

Scotland-Russia Forum, 9 South College Street, Edinburgh : 23 & 30 March 2012, 7.30 pm.