The Living Corpse

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The Living Corpse (Russian: Живой труп, Zhivoy trup) is a play by Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)[1].

Also known as The Live Corpse or alternatively as Buried Alive in English.

The original text

The Living Corpse was written in 1900, but it was only performed and published shortly after his death, since he never considered it completed. The première took place at the Moscow Art Theatre[2] on 5 October 1911, directed by Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko[3], with Konstantin Stanislavski[4] as co-director, and featuring Stanislavski as actor. The text was published in 1911. The work was an immediate success, still being performed today.

Translations and adaptations

Has been translated into English as The Living Corpse, The Live Corpse or Buried Alive.

Performance history in South Africa


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