Black Snow: A Theatrical Novel
Harvill Press, 1999 - 171 pagina's
When Maxudov's novel, fails, he attempts suicide. When that fails, he dramatizes his novel. To Maxudov's surprise -- and the resentment of literary Moscow -- the play is accepted by the legendary Independent Theater, 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 backstage novel, and a brilliant satire on Mikhail. Bulgakov's ten-year love-hate relationship with Stanislavsky, Method acting, and the Moscow Arts Theater.
After a lifetime spent struggling against censorship, not least in the theater, Bulgakov died in 1940, not long after completing his masterpiece, The Master and Margarita. None of his major fiction was published during his lifetime.
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It was Andrei Andreyevich. Andrei Andreyevich was the stage manager and he
was running the production of Black Snow. He was a fat, fleshy blond man of
about forty with the sharp look of a man of great experience. He knew his job well
orchestra in the buffet,' said Andrei Andreyevich, his other eyebrow starting to
twitch. 'You know that,' replied Romanus and, quickly making sure that Strizh was
not in the auditorium, he went on: 'because you are an old hand and you know ...
Andrei Andreyevich! Send out the alarm call for Stroyev! Where is he? He's
holding up my timetable!' With a practised hand Andrei Andreyevich pressed a
button on the stage manager's control panel and from far away, from the buffet,
from the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - nosajeel - LibraryThing
It is not only a reflection on me that I managed to read 30 or 40 pages of this book before realizing that I had read it before, more than fifteen years ago, translated under the title Black Snow. It is inconceivable that something similar could happen with even the first two paragraphs Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing
Bulgakov knows how to write a fine novel - this one all about the hilariously bizarre and frustrating world of stage plays. It ends very abruptly, but the author was about to die. A shame, but it can be more than excused. A wonderfully funny book. Volledige review lezen