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The Power Of Darkness

Performed in 1986 at Contact Theatre.



Written by Leo Tolstoy

Translated and Adapted by Anthony Clark (Absolute Classics)

Directed by Anthony Clark




"A great Christian tragedy" The Times


"It is a great play because it confronts as squarely as Macbeth the darkness of humanity. Anthony Clark has come up with a new translation that combines Tolstoy's blend of the minute and the majestic." The Guardian.


"Anthony Clark's translation is vigorous, even on the dangerous ground of folk and wisdom and rustic saws." Financial Times.


"This theatre leads the way in bringing a great neglected classic to the British Stage. The production will catch you unawares and leave images lingering in your mind" Yorkshire Post


"Mr. Clark holds the audience through the gigantic architecture of a long  play" Observer

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