Eugene Onegin

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Pushkin returned to his verse novel throughout his writing career.

Closely linked to his own life, it captures a sense of romantic passion through a story of thwarted love.

This excerpt is translated and adapted by Richard Crane and Faynia Williams.

Cast: Alex Jennings (narrator), Samuel West (Onegin), Alison Pettitt (Tatyana).

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As Pushkin prepares to fight a duel, his wife begs him to tell her his most famous story.

By Alexander Pushkin.

Adapted by Duncan Macmillan.

Drama based on one of Russia's best loved poems, and the life of the man who wrote it. As Alexander Pushkin prepares to fight a duel, his wife begs him to tell her his most famous story, Eugene Onegin. Onegin is the darling of St. Petersburg. He is young, handsome and bored. But a trip to the countryside is about to change his life forever.

Directed by Abigail le Fleming

About the adapter

Duncan Macmillan is an award winning writer and director. Former Writer in Residence at Paines

Plough and the Royal Exchange Theatre, he has written extensively for theatre in addition to

working in radio and television.

Duncan is currently writing new plays for the National Theatre, Soho Theatre, Paines

Plough and BBC Radio and is adapting George Orwell's 1984 with director Rob Icke for

Headlong/Nottingham Playhouse.

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Onegin's new friend Lensky persuades him make a fateful visit to meet his neighbours.

By Alexander Pushkin

Adapted by Duncan Macmillan

Drama based on one of Russia's best loved poems, and the life of the man who wrote it. The night before a duel, Alexander Pushkin continues to tell his wife his most famous story: Eugene Onegin. City boy Onegin has inherited his uncle's rural estate. His new friend Lensky persuades him to make a fateful visit to meet his neighbours.

Directed by Abigail le Fleming

About the adapter

Duncan Macmillan is an award winning writer and director. Former Writer in Residence at Paines

Plough and the Royal Exchange Theatre, he has written extensively for theatre in addition to

working in radio and television.

Duncan is currently writing new plays for the National Theatre, Soho Theatre, Paines

Plough and BBC Radio and is adapting George Orwell's 1984 with director Rob Icke for

Headlong/Nottingham Playhouse.

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Pushkin's wife demands to hear more of his most famous story.

By Alexander Pushkin

Adapted by Duncan Macmillan

Drama based on one of Russia's best loved poems, and the life of the man who wrote it. Pushkin's wife demands to hear more of his most famous story as they hurtle towards the duel he's about to fight. Onegin finally responds to Tatiana's love letter.

Directed by Abigail le Fleming

About the adapter

Duncan Macmillan is an award winning writer and director. Former Writer in Residence at Paines

Plough and the Royal Exchange Theatre, he has written extensively for theatre in addition to

working in radio and television.

Duncan is currently writing new plays for the National Theatre, Soho Theatre, Paines

Plough and BBC Radio and is adapting George Orwell's 1984 with director Rob Icke for

Headlong/Nottingham Playhouse.

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Pushkin's wife tries desperately to stop her husband fighting his duel.

By Alexander Pushkin

Adapted by Duncan Macmillan

Drama based on one of Russia's best loved poems, and the life of the man who wrote it. Pushkin's wife tries desperately to stop her husband fighting his duel, while Tatiana races to stop Onegin and Lensky fighting theirs.

Directed by Abigail le Fleming

About the adapter

Duncan Macmillan is an award winning writer and director. Former Writer in Residence at Paines

Plough and the Royal Exchange Theatre, he has written extensively for theatre in addition to

working in radio and television.

Duncan is currently writing new plays for the National Theatre, Soho Theatre, Paines

Plough and BBC Radio and is adapting George Orwell's 1984 with director Rob Icke for

Headlong/Nottingham Playhouse.

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Everyone must now struggle with the consequences of Pushkin and Onegin's duels.

By Alexander Pushkin

Adapted by Duncan Macmillan

Drama based on one of Russia's best loved poems, and the life of the man who wrote it. Pushkin and Onegin have both fought their duels and everyone must now struggle with the consequences.

Directed by Abigail le Fleming

About the adapter

Duncan Macmillan is an award winning writer and director. Former Writer in Residence at Paines

Plough and the Royal Exchange Theatre, he has written extensively for theatre in addition to

working in radio and television.

Duncan is currently writing new plays for the National Theatre, Soho Theatre, Paines

Plough and BBC Radio and is adapting George Orwell's 1984 with director Rob Icke for

Headlong/Nottingham Playhouse.

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By Alexander Pushkin Abridged from the Oxford World's Classics translation by James E Falen The masterwork of the poet whom Russians regard as the fountainhead of their literature, this novel in verse tells the story of the bored society fop, Eugene Onegin, the unspoilt country maid who falls in love with him and the ill-starred young poet, Vladimir Lensky.

Read by Paul Freeman.

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By Alexander Pushkin Abridged from the Oxford World's Classics translation by James E Falen.

The tale of a society fop.

Bored by society life in St Petersburg, Eugene Onegin is delighted to have inherited his uncle's country estate.

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By Alexander Pushkin Abridged from the Oxford World's Classics translation by James E Falen.

Having fallen hopelessly in love with Onegin, Tatyana has written him a letter.

Now she waits for his reply.

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By Alexander Pushkin.

The young poet, Vladimir Lensky has called his friend, Onegin, out for a duel.

Read by Paul Freeman.

Abridged from the translation by James E Falen.

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By Alexander Pushkin Onegin returns to St Petersburg from his self-imposed exile and is stunned when he sets eyes on a society beauty who evokes poignant memories from his past.

Read by Paul Freeman and abridged from the translation by James E.

Falen.