Concept

Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man

Summary
Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man (На всякого мудреца довольно простоты; translit. Na vsyakogo mudretsa dovolno prostoty) is a five-act comedy by Aleksandr Ostrovsky. The play offers a satirical treatment of bigotry and charts the rise of a double-dealer who manipulates other people's vanities. It is Ostrovsky's best-known comedy in the West. Production history 1868 – Alexandrinsky Theatre, Saint Petersburg. 1868 – Maly Theatre, Moscow. 1885 – Korsh Theatre, Moscow. The seminal Russian theatre director Konstantin Stanislavsky directed the play with his Moscow Art Theatre. The production opened on . Stanislavski played General Krutitsky and Kachalov played Glumov. A production of the play was the most significant of the early theatre work of the Russian Soviet film director Sergei Eisenstein. The playwright Sergei Tretyakov transformed Ostrovsky's text into a revue (what Eisenstein called a "montage of attractions"), which was entitled
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