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By Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok, Timothy C. Westphalen

Aleksandr Blok's Trilogy of Lyric Dramas gathers jointly for the 1st time in English translation the 1st 3 performs through Aleksandr Blok, the pre-eminent poet of Russian Symbolism and one of many maximum poets of the 20th century. the 3 performs that represent the trilogy - A Puppet express, The King at the sq. and The Unknown lady - are pivotal records within the improvement of modernist drama. In his productions of A Puppet express; and The Unknown lady, Meyerhold first started to paintings the elemental tenets of his method of gruesome and constructivist theatre. additionally, A Puppet convey supplied the muse and masses of the basis for Meyerhold's theoretical writings. for this reason, those performs are integral to any pupil of Meyerhold or modernist theatre. The performs are offered within the context of the poetry from which they issued for you to recommend how Blok constructed the subjects and motifs of the performs in different genres.

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