Molière, or The Cabal of Hypocrites and Don Quixote
Two Plays by Mikhail Bulgakov
Best known for his novel The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov had a knack for political allegory. Both Molière, or the Cabal of Hypocrites and Don Quixote were contentious in their time, written as a challenge to Soviet politics of the early twentieth century, especially Stalin’s harsh regime. Charged with cultural subtext and controversial intrigue, the plays in this exceptional new volume from TCG’s Russian Drama Series are given new light by the foremost translators of Russian classic literature, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, in collaboration with renowned playwright Richard Nelson.
“Pevear and Volokhonsky are at once scrupulous translators and vivid stylists of English. ” —James Wood, New Yorker