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'Michael'

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A Play in Three Scenes by Miles MALLESON
Adapted from the Tale ' What Men Live By,' by LEO TOLSTOY
Incidental Music as specially written for the first production of the play by NORMAN O'NEILL
The Characters :
Simon
Matryona Aniuska
Michael
A Russian Noble
His Servant
A Woman
Two Children
The Scene : A Russian peasant hut
Tolstoy, the great Russian mystic, whose centenary was recently celebrated, believed so implicitly in the rewards of poverty that he divested himself of his rank and wealth to live the life of a peasant.
' What Men Live By ' is a story of how it was given to a poor cobbler and his family, because of their poverty, to entertain an archangel unawares.

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