Krechinsky's Wedding (Russian: Свадьба Кречинского) is a three-act comedy written by Aleksandr Sukhovo-Kobylin in 1854, based on a rumor in Moscow society about a card sharp who received a large sum of money from a usurer by pawning a false diamond. The author wrote parts of the play in prison while under suspicion for the murder of his mistress. The comedy the first play in a dramatic trilogy Pictures of the Past (Картины прошедшего), which also includes The Trial (Дело) and Tarelkin's Death (Смерть Тарелкина). The play was first published in 1856 in volume 57, issue 5 of the journal The Contemporary.

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