Translated by James Falen

Scenes from Shenstone's
tragicomedy, The Covetous Knight

 

Scene I

A Tower.
ALBERT and JEAN

ALBERT:
Whatever be the cost, I must appear
At tournament. Let's see my helmet, Jean.

(Jean brings him his helmet.)

It's pierced through, quite useless.
Not a chance of wearing it. I'll needs obtain another.
A mighty stroke! That cursed Count Delorge!

JEAN:
But you requited him right well, my lord.
And after you had dropped him from his horse,
He lay like death all day and night — I doubt
He' well.


Citation:

Pushkin, Alexander. The Covetous Knight, trans. James E. Falen. Pushkin Review 2 (1999): 145-63.

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This translation has been republished in:

Pushkin, Alexander. Boris Godunov and Other Dramatic Works, trans. James E. Falen (London: Oxford University Press, 2007).