Black Snow: A Theatrical Novel

Harvill Press, 1967 - 171 pagina's
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When Maxudov's novel fails, he attempt suicide. When that fails, he dramatizes his novel. To Maxudov's surprise - and to the resentment of literary Moscow - the play is accepted by the legendary "Independent Theatre" and Maxudov plunges into a vortex of inflated egos. Each rehearsal sees more and more sparks flying higher and higher... and less and less chance of poor Maxudov's play ever being performed. Black Snow is the ultimate back-stage novel and a brilliant satire by the author of The Master and Margarita on his ten-year love-hate relationship with Stanislavsky, "Method-acting" and the Moscow Arts Theatre.

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Gebruikersrecensie  - Blair - Goodreads

Bulgakov's 'theatrical novel' Black Snow introduces the reader to the unfortunate Maxudov, whose efforts to publish a book, and later to turn that same book (based on his own suicide attempt) into a ... Volledige recensie lezen

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Gebruikersrecensie  - Bethany Carlson - Goodreads

A great view of the catfight backstage with Stanislovsky. Anyone who's done anything in the theater is likely to enjoy this dark and funny insight to what goes on behind the curtains velvet and iron. Volledige recensie lezen


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Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov was a Russian playwright, novelist, and short-story writer best known for his use of humor and satire. He was born in Kiev, Ukraine, on May 15, 1891, and graduated from the Medical School of Kiev University in 1916. He served as a field doctor during World War I. Bulgakov's association with the Moscow Art Theater began in 1926 with the production of his play The Days of the Turbins, which was based on his novel The White Guard. His work was popular, but since it ridiculed the Soviet establishment, was frequently censored. His satiric novel The Heart of a Dog was not published openly in the U.S.S.R. until 1987. Bulgakov's plays including Pushkin and Moliere dealt with artistic freedom. His last novel, The Master and Margarita, was not published until 1966-67 and in censored form. Bulgakov died in Moscow on March 10, 1940.

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