Absolute Classics, 1991 - 72 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.
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But if I write down whatever I see in the box it will not fade. The people will not run
away from me. . . . (Inspired, he begins to write.) Look. "Scene One. It is evening.
The lamp is burning and . . ." My godfathers! I think I'm writing a play! (He writes.
When I get back everything will become clear. The Ganges didn't appeal to me. It
lacks something . . ." Hm. The rest doesn't concern you. Polixena Vasilyevna,
write to Aristarkh Platonovich that I'm madly, madly grateful to him. Polixena : I will
Sergey Leontyevich, you must cut the scene with the pistol shot and write into the
play at this point a scene with a sabre-duel. Strizh : Can you sketch it out within a
week? Maksudov: They wouldn't write duels into Ostrovsky's plays! And they ...
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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