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 by means of 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 convey, The King at the sq. and The Unknown girl - are pivotal records within the improvement of modernist drama. In his productions of A Puppet express; and The Unknown girl, Meyerhold first started to paintings the fundamental tenets of his method of ugly and constructivist theatre. in addition, A Puppet exhibit supplied the muse and masses of the basis for Meyerhold's theoretical writings. for this reason, those performs are essential to any scholar of Meyerhold or modernist theatre. The performs are awarded within the context of the poetry from which they issued so as to recommend how Blok built the subjects and motifs of the performs in different genres.
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FIRST. Let’s drop this. I loved children. But I’m not even sorry for the children anymore. SECOND. Tell me one last thing: Do you believe that destruction is liberating? FIRST. I don’t. SECOND. Thanks. I don’t either. ) FIRST. ) There he slumbers over us. The beauty of his ancient locks rules the world. For could such decrepit hands rule the world? SECOND. You’re afraid of something. We are strong only with your strength. But if even you are a phantom, then we will wane in this vagrant morning light.
My rights have been restored! You can see that the obstacles have collapsed! That gentleman fell through the window! You will yet be witnesses to the happy rendezvous of two lovers after a long separation. Even if it cost them much to overcome these obstacles, at least they are now joined together forever! (The Author wants to unite Columbine and Pierrot’s hands. But suddenly all of the scenery rises and flies upward. The maskers run away. The Author remains bent over Pierrot alone, who lies motionlessly on the empty stage in his white overalls with the red buttons.
I came – at her to laugh. A Puppet Show 33 She lay prone and white. Oh, our dance was fun. There was no way she could arise. She was a cardboard bride. Pale in face, here I stand. But for you to laugh at me is a sin. What can I do? She fell prone . . I’m very sad. You think it’s funny? ) 1906 3. A poster for the production of The Unknown Woman and A Puppet Show by Vsevolod Meyerhold at the Tenishevsky school auditorium in 1914 Courtesy of Union of Theater Workers’ Library, Moscow CONTEXT OF A PUPPET SHOW RELATED POEMS A PUPPET SHOW Look, a puppet show opened For good, happy kids who behave.
Aleksander Blok's Trilogy of Lyric Dramas: A Puppet Show, The King on the Square, and The Unknown Woman (Routledge Harwood Russian Theatrearchive) by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok, Timothy C. Westphalen