Eight Twentieth-Century Russian Plays

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Mai 2000



In the twentieth century, Russia has produced more notable drama than at any other time in its history; yet the results of this period of burgeoning creativity have been only sporadically available, and many plays have never been translated at all. In Eight Twentieth-Century Russian Plays, Timothy Langen and Justin Weir present the first collection of translated plays from this period. This volume introduces the classics of twentieth-century Russian drama and fills a gap for both students and general readers.The volume includes three prerevolutionary plays, three from the 1920s, one socialist realist play, and one from the end of Stalinism, reflecting the varied cultural and political history of Russia in the twentieth century. Four plays appear here for the first time in English, and all eight translations are new. Langen and Weir also provide an insightful introduction to the literary 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.


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.


Timothy Langen is an assistant professor in the Department of German and Russian Studies at the University of Missouri. Justin Weir is a Mellon postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Northwestern University.
EAN: 9780810113732
ISBN: 0810113732
Untertitel: 'European Drama Classics'. First. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2000
Seitenanzahl: 354 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von Justin Weir
Format: gebunden
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