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Klim, after Dostoyevsky and Chesterton “Dostoyevsky – Chesterton: The Paradoxes of Crime or A Lonely Rider of the Apocalypse”

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Klim, a contemporary playwright, winner of the UNESCO Prize, places within one space two characters created by two different writers, the witty Englishman Gilbert Chesterton („Paradoxes of Mr. Pond”) and Fiodor Dostoyevsky („Crime and Punishment”). In this way two British politicians Mr. Pond and Capitan Gehegen end up in Russia and get confronted with Raskolnikov and his convoluted, sick and lost soul. They implement an experiment which aims at discerning the sources of motives which led to killing the old usurer. It results in a more general reflection on the question whether murdering an evil person can be justified if it is committed due to some noble reasons, or in other words, if it is a murder ‘for truth’? Will Raskolnikov be able to regret and regain “the three pillars” supporting life, that is faith, hope and love? The theatre critic Pavel Rudnev ranked the production among the most significant ones in the theatre season of 2007/2008.