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by ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN translated by NICHOLAS BETHELL and DAVID BURG A Play of the Month presentation starring
Set in a Soviet labour camp in 1945, this play tells the story of Nemov, a trusting and naive army officer who has been sent to the camp from the front on charges of anti-Soviet agitation, and Lyuba, a girl prisoner who is driven to evade the struggle for survival by sleeping around with the camp officials and well-fixed prisoners. The story of their love affair is set against the background of self-seeking squabbles and the fight for survival of other groups of internees.
The play dealt out a lavish, authentic two hours and showed how some people try to maintain their standards, despite disgusting odds. (DAILY MIRROR)
Producer CEDRIC MESSINA Director ALAN CLARKE
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