|Originally published 1830|
Adaptations Little Tragedies (1979)
|Playwright Alexander Pushkin|
|Similar Alexander Pushkin plays, Other plays|
A Feast in Time of Plague (Pir vo vremya chumy Russian: Пир во время чумы ) is an 1830 play by Aleksandr Pushkin. The plot concerns a banquet in which the central figure taunts death with a toast "And so, O Plague, we hail thy reign!". The story is based on Act 1 of John Wilson's play "The City of Plague".
The play was published in 1830 as one of four Little Tragedies (Malenkie tragedii Russian: Маленькие трагедии) together with The Stone Guest (Kamenny gost Russian: Каменный гость); Mozart and Salieri (Motsart i Salyeri Russian: Моцарт и Сальери) and The Miserly Knight (Skupoy rytsar Russian: Скупой рыцарь). All four of these plays were set as one act operas by Russian composers; Dargomyzhsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov, and for the Feast, Cesar Cui.