The Little Golden Calf

By Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov
Translated by Anne O. Fisher
Russian Life Books; 2009; pp. 445
ISBN 978-1880100-61-5
The Little Golden Calf stands alongside the works of Griboyedov, Pushkin, and Gogol for its profound effect on Russian language and culture. The tale overflows with trenchant catchphrases and legendary literary episodes, offering a portrait of Russian life that is as funny and true today as it was when the novel was first published. The famous satirical sequel to The Twelve Chairs resurrects the con man Ostap Bender and follows him and his three hapless co-conspirators on a hilarious romp through the Soviet Russia and Central Asia of 1930.

Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka

19 February 2012, Shaftesbury Theatre
The Moscow State Gogol Theatre presents a family-friendly performance of “Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka” in Russian with English surtitles.

The Little Golden Calf

By Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov
Translated by Anne O. Fisher
Russian Life Books; 2009; pp. 445
ISBN 978-1880100-61-5
The Little Golden Calf stands alongside the works of Griboyedov, Pushkin, and Gogol for its profound effect on Russian language and culture. The tale overflows with trenchant catchphrases and legendary literary episodes, offering a portrait of Russian life that is as funny and true today as it was when the novel was first published. The famous satirical sequel to The Twelve Chairs resurrects the con man Ostap Bender and follows him and his three hapless co-conspirators on a hilarious romp through the Soviet Russia and Central Asia of 1930.

A Light Head by Olga Slavnikova

Maxim T. Yermakov, the happy owner of a three-year-old Toyota and brand manager for several appalling varieties of milk chocolate, drove up to his chocolate office with his customary feeling of having no head on his shoulders. Meanwhile, the head was smoking and it could see the wet car park with the inflatable snowman standing in the black January puddle. But even so – it wasn’t there.

Marriage by Nikolai Gogol

26-28 November, Shaw Theatre
Gogol's comedy is performed by the Moscow Academic Mayakovsky Theatre Company in Russian with English subtitles and directed by Sergey Artsibashev. Written in 1833, Gogol called it 'An utterly incredible event in two acts'.
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