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The Russian Play and Other Short Works

The Russian Play and Other Short Works

By Hannah Moscovitch
Subjects: Women Writers, Atlantic Playwrights, Nova Scotia, Anthologies
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780887548093, 116 pages, July 2007
Ebook (PDF) : 9780369102560, July 2007
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780369102577, July 2007


  • Winner, SummerWorks Jury Prize for Best New Production (The Russian Play) 2005


Four short plays by one of Canada's exciting, new theatre voices.

In The Russian Play, the flower-shop girl tells the story of her love for the gravedigger. Essay casts a teaching assistant in the shadow of his professor as they argue the merits of a female student's paper. In USSR, a young woman relates her journey to Canada from Russia, and Mexico City follows Henry and Alice on their vacation in 1960. These four plays bring each character to life in full colour, jumping off the page before you and onto the stage.


"It's that rarest of all theatrical experiments: a clever satire with a beating heart."

- Kamal al-Solaylee, The Globe and Mail (The Russian Play)

"One of Canada's most promising playwrights in the independent theatre scene."

- Robert Cushman, The National Post

"The imagination of Hannah Moscovitch makes the audience sit up and squirm for all the right reasons."

- Lynn Slotkin, CBC Radio

"The storytelling is spare, compelling, humorous and heartbreaking."

- Lynn Slotkin, CBC Radio (The Russian Play)