Department of European Languages and Cultures

The Russian Play 2018: The Woman Question

The Dashkova Centre and Russian at the University of Edinburgh invite you to come and see the Russian language students' adaptation of Teffi's 1907 comedic play Женский Вопрос (The Woman Question).

Within a modern-day Russia that has never experienced the Revolution of 1917, a young girl feels disaffected by her dependent position in society and goes to feminist demonstrations to escape a family that derides her independent ambitions. One night, the girl falls asleep and sees an absurd dream, which is played out for the audience to see. The patriarchy has become a matriarchy after a bloody war, and comedic consequences ensue. Yet, aside from the comedy, the play poses questions that make us pause: Are men and women fundamentally different? Do our professions dictate our personalities? How should responsibilities be divided equally in families? Come and see the play to experience the uniquely Russian combination of comedy and philosophy.

The audience is invited to join cast and crew for a wine reception after the play.

'The Woman Question' will be performed in Russian in the West Court at Edinburgh College of Art (Main Building) on 18th March 2018, starting at 6pm.

Tickets are available in person at the venue (£2). The play is child-friendly.

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The Russian Play 2018: The Woman Question

Russian language students' adaptation of Teffi's 1907 play, a uniquely Russian combination of comedy and philosophy.

West Court
Main Building
Edinburgh College of Art
Lauriston Place
Edinburgh
EH3 9DF