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The Seven Who Were Hanged, Leonid Andreyev

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The Seven Who Were Hanged, Leonid Andreyev


Pictured here is director Zygmunt Turkow’s translated and adapted version of The Seven Who Were Hanged (Di Zibn Gehongene, 1929). The short story by the Russian writer Leonid Andreyev, originally published in 1908, is believed to have influenced the assassin of Archduke Ferdinand II. The play tells of  the fate of five leftist revolutionaries and two common peasants who have received death sentences. As they await their execution, the play depicts how each prisoner deals with and contemplates his (or her) fate.




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