Mark Bowen


Uncle Vanya (Антон Чехов)

Uncle Vanya is a play by the Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. It was first published in 1898, and was first produced in 1899 by the Moscow Art Theatre under the direction of Konstantin Stanislavski. Uncle Vanya is unique among Chekhov’s major plays because it is essentially an extensive reworking of his own play published a decade earlier, [...]

Pygmalion (Джордж Бернард Шоу)

Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological figure. Pygmalion was the most broadly appealing of all Shaw’s plays. In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion fell in love with one of his sculptures, which then came to life. The general idea of that myth was a popular subject for Victorian era British playwrights, [...]

Nineteen Eighty-Four (Джордж Оруэлл)

Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel, often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel by English novelist George Orwell. The only mistake George Orwell made in his anti-utopia 1984 was the date. A lot of things that he described as if happening in 1984 can be observed in the nowadays world. However, he depicted the future that everyone should be afraid of [...]

Animal Farm (Джордж Оруэлл)

Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. The book tells the story of a group of farm animals who rebel against their human farmer, hoping to create a society where the animals can be equal, free, and happy. Ultimately, however, the rebellion is betrayed, and the farm ends up in a state [...]

Self-Reliance (Ральф Эмерсон)

“”«Self-Reliance»” is an 1841 essay written by American transcendentalist philosopher and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson. It contains the most thorough statement of one of Emerson’s recurrent themes: the need for each individual to avoid conformity and false consistency, and follow his own instincts and ideas. It is the [...]

50 Stories from Russia’s Greatest Authors (Александр Пушкин, Лев Толстой, Антон Чехов, Николай Гоголь, Федор Достоевский, Михаил Булгаков, Иван Тургенев, и др. )

“This audiobook collects a magnificent set of works by Russian classical authors: Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Anton Chekhov, Leo Tolstoy, Mikhail Bulgakov, Leonid Andreyev, Maxim Gorky, Ivan Turgenev,, Aleksandr Kuprin. Each original story, springing from a common creative heritage, delivers a glimpse of the [...]

Hamlet (Уильям Шекспир)

“The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare sometime between 1599 and 1602. Set in Denmark, the play depicts Prince Hamlet and his revenge against his uncle, Claudius, who has murdered Hamlet’s father in order to seize his throne and marry Hamlet’s mother. [...]

Othello (Уильям Шекспир)

“Othello is a tragedy by William Shakespeare based on the short story «„Moor of Venice“» by Cinthio, believed to have been written in approximately 1603. The work revolves around four central characters: Othello, his wife Desdemona, his lieutenant Cassio, and his trusted advisor Iago. Attesting to its enduring popularity, the play [...]

The Tragedy of King Lear (Уильям Шекспир)

“King Lear is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. It tells the tale of a king who bequeaths his power and land to two of his three daughters, after they declare their love for him in an extremely fawning and obsequious manner. His third daughter gets nothing, because she will not flatter him as her sisters had done. When he feels [...]

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