Widely accepted to have been inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Boris Godunov recounts the tragic conflict between Tsar Boris and the pretender Dimitri. Following the death of Ivan the Terrible, Boris Godunov became regent for the feeble‐minded Tsar Fyodor, the heir to whose throne, the boy‐prince Dimitri, died mysteriously in 1591. It was widely rumoured that Boris had murdered him, and when a renegade monk later appeared claiming to be Dimitri, he rapidly became a focus for revolt.
This adaptation by acclaimed playwright & novelist Adrian Mitchell, was Mitchell’s final project before his death in 2008 and forms part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Winter 2012 season.
‘Adrian Mitchell’s new adaptation, which features passages in verse, has a pleasingly dry sense of humour.’ - The Stage
‘A springy translation by Adrian Mitchell.’ - The Independent
Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
Boris Godunov and the Little Tragedies
Mitchell: Plays with Songs
Pied Piper, The
Snow Queen, The
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Mammoth Sails Tonight!
Two Beatrix Potter Plays
A Busy Day
A Few Man Fridays
A Mad World My Masters
A Marvellous Year for Plums
Acid Test, The
Adventures of Wound Man and Shirley, The
Afore Night Come
After the End
An Incident at the Border
And No More Shall We Part
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