List of Characters
Alexander Bakunin—a slightly pompous aristocrat who enjoys his large family.
Varvara Bakunin—his no-nonsense wife.
Liubov Bakunin—their daughter.
Varenka Bakunin—their daughter.
Tatiana Bakunin—their daughter.
Alexandra Bakunin—their daughter.
Miss Chamberlain—an English governess.
Baron Renne—a cavalry officer who is courting Liubov.
Semyon—a senior household servant.
Nicholas Stankevich—a young philosopher and Michael’s friend.
Michael Bakunin—the Bakunins’ son and the play’s main character.
Vissarion Belinsky—a literary critic.
Ivan Turgenev—a would-be writer.
Alexander Herzen—a would-be revolutionary.
Nicholas Polevoy—editor of the Telegraph.
Mrs. Beyer—Natalie’s mother.
Natalie Beyer—Mrs. Beyer’s daughter.
Peter Chaadaev—a philosopher.
Stepan Shevyrev—editor of the Moscow Observer.
Pushkin—the famous Russian poet.
Dyakov—a cavalry officer who eventually marries Varvara.
A ginger cat—an ominous figure.