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The Black Monk

Anton Chekhov

(dramatised by Rupert Kingfisher)

BBC Radio 15th March 2001

“Rupert Kingfisher’s dramatisation of a classic, compact and compelling Chekhov short story stars Paul Rhys as Andrei, a young and brilliant professor of philosophy, and Michael Pennington as ‘The Black Monk‘ who haunts him. Sometimes seen as autobiographical, this is essentially a dark tale of gathering madness, though the mood is leavened by an enjoyably batty uncle with whom poor Andrei unwisely goes to stay for the benefit of his health.”

Andrei Kovrin
Paul Rhys
The Black Monk
Michael Pennington
Gordon Reid
Jasmine Hyde
Thomas Arnold
Sue Broom
John Maisey
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