Song of a Forgotten Summer
Song of a Forgotten Summer was the first major introduction to an english-speaking audience of the outstanding, unique and original works written at the beginning of the last century by the Russian fantasy writer, Alexander Grin. The hope was that it would help western audiences to discover this hitherto unknown gem of Russian literature.
Alexander Grin was often called by his contemporaries the Russian Edgar Allan Poe. However, Grin’s voice is totally unique. The adventures of Grin’s heroes are exiting and full of startling discoveries. The stories abound with unusual humour and deep philosophical revelations. Essentially his stories are profound fairy tales for adults; parables that try to uncover the eternal mysteries of life, love and death.
The collection of short stories that inspired this play highlight the complexity of human emotion and portray a deep understanding of nature.
The cast: Marcus Campbell-Sinclair, Richard Marshall, Rachael Maya, Geertje, Francis J Exell, Frederic D’Amore, Veronica Anne Duffy, Gabriella Schmidt
Adapted from the writings of Alexander Grin by Dimitry Devdariani
Directed by Dimitry Devdariani
Performed at Theatro Technis, London in April 2007