Eight Twentieth-Century Russian Plays


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Eight Twentieth-Century Russian Plays

Justin Weir (Editor)
Timothy Langen (Editor)
Justin Weir (Introduction)
Timothy Langen (Introduction)
Justin Weir (Translator)
Timothy Langen (Translator)



ISBN: 9780810113732


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Russia produced more notable dramas in the twentieth century than at any other time in its history, yet many of the plays from this period have been only sporadically available in English, and others have never been translated before. For each of these eight works, Timothy Langen and Justin Weir provide an insightful introduction to the literary, cultural, and political contexts in which the plays first appeared, considering the influence that various literary movements had on the development of Russian drama and exploring the effect of the increasingly politicized climate of the new Soviet state. Included in this volume: "Sacred Blood, " by Zinaida Gippius; "The Unknown Woman, "by Alexander Blok; "Vladimir Mayakovsky, "by Vladimir Mayakosky; "The Case of the Entry Room, "by Victor Ardov; "Squaring the Circle, " by Valentin Kataev; "Elizaveta Bam, "by Daniil Kharms; "Grain, " by Vladimir Kirshon; and "The Guests, "by Leonid Zorin.


ISBN 810113732
ISBN13 9780810113732
Publisher Northwestern University Press
Format Hardback
Publication date 15/06/2006
Pages 354
Weight (grammes) 476
Published in United States
Height (mm) 210
Width (mm) 140

Sacred blood / Zinaida Gippius -- The unknown woman / Alexander Blok -- Vladimir Mayakovsky: a tragedy / Vladimir Mayakovsky -- The case of the entry room / Victor Ardov -- Squaring the circle: a vaudeville in three acts / Valentin Kataev -- Elizaveta Bam / Daniil Kharms -- Grain: a play in five acts and nine scenes / Vladimir Kirshon -- The guests: a drama in three acts / Leonid Zorin.