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 way of Aleksandr Blok, the pre-eminent poet of Russian Symbolism and one of many maximum poets of the 20 th century. the 3 performs that represent the trilogy - A Puppet convey, The King at the sq. and The Unknown lady - are pivotal records within the improvement of modernist drama. In his productions of A Puppet exhibit; and The Unknown girl, Meyerhold first started to paintings the elemental tenets of his method of gruesome and constructivist theatre. furthermore, A Puppet express supplied the foundation and lots more and plenty of the basis for Meyerhold's theoretical writings. consequently, those performs are imperative to any pupil of Meyerhold or modernist theatre. The performs are awarded within the context of the poetry from which they issued in an effort to recommend how Blok constructed the subjects and motifs of the performs in different genres.
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I sought well-being too. I too loved those domestic comforts, where it smelled like perfume, where a woman put bread and flowers on the table. SECOND. Did you love children? 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?
A PUPPET SHOW Dedicated to Vsevolod Emilievich Meyerhold Dramatis Personae COLUMBINE PIERROT HARLEQUIN MYSTICS of both sexes in frock coats and fashionable gowns, and then in masks and masquerade costumes CHAIRMAN of a mystical gathering Three Pairs of Lovers CLOWN AUTHOR An ordinary theater room with three walls, a window, and a door. Mystics of both sexes in frock coats and fashionable gowns sit at an illuminated table with a concentrated look on their faces. At a little distance, by the window, sits Pierrot in white overalls, pensive, downcast, pale, without mustache or eyebrows, like all Pierrots.
He said the storm would shatter everything. (They pass by in a hurry. The wind chases little streams of dust. A pale woman is selling roses. ) GIRL. Lift up your gaze to the heavens. The sunny day will alleviate all of your sorrow. YOUTH. Clouds are swimming and swimming eternally. They drop their white towers down into the seas. GIRL. You are sad. Look into my eyes. Read the joy of my meeting with you. YOUTH. I see that your eyes have turned blue. Towards nightfall your youth will draw you on.
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