Nadya – First draft completed

Yay! After 2 years research and trips to Moscow and Georgia, I’ve just completed the first draft of my script about Stalin’s second wife, Nadya Alliluyeva, who committed suicide in 1932. An extraordinary story about an extraordinary woman. Fingers crossed somebody somewhere likes it.

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The statue of Nadya at her grave in the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow


4 thoughts on “Nadya – First draft completed

  1. Good luck with your project Chris , you certainly have put your shoulder to the wheel on this one,but do you think that you mat have picked a subject that will only have appeal to a limited audience, most people under 40 have no idea who Staln was let alone Nadya Alliluyeva , and could care less as they are midless drones who enjoy ”light” entertainment simpsons reality shows.

    On saying this an interesting book if you ever get time to read/or have not allready done so is ”INTO THE WHIRLWIND” Evgeniia Semonovna Ginzburg was born on December 20, 1904 and died on May 25, 1977. Her memoirs of the Soviet camp system are both historically informative and of considerable literary value..

    A very powerful and poignant read.

    Cheers Sonny

  2. Nice to hear from you Sonny. Well, a number of young people have read it and have been interested, fascinated and appalled in equal measure by the history underlying the play. And the fact that so many young people seem ignorant of so much history is not their fault, it is the fault of our educational and cultural institutions. It is my experience that when you engage with people of any age about these amazing stories they can’t help but be interested.

    The bigger problem will be finding a theatre with the resources to put on what is a pretty epic piece.

    I haven’t read the book so thanks for the tip-off I’ll search it out.

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