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Russia produced extra outstanding dramas within the 20th century than at the other time in its background, but some of the performs from this era were in simple terms sporadically to be had in English, and others have by no means been translated prior to. for every of those 8 works, Timothy Langen and Justin Weir supply an insightful creation to the literary, cultural, and political contexts during which the performs first seemed, contemplating the impression that a variety of literary activities had at the improvement of Russian drama and exploring the influence of the more and more politicized weather of the recent Soviet state.

Included during this volume:

Sacred Blood, by means of Zinaida Gippius; The Unknown lady, by Alexander Blok; Vladimir Mayakovsky, by Vladimir Mayakosky; The Case of the access Room, by Victor Ardov; Squaring the Circle, via Valentin Kataev; Elizaveta Bam, by Daniil Kharms; Grain, through Vladimir Kirshon; and The site visitors, by Leonid Zorin.

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