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Major Plays of Nikolai Erdman
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Major Plays of Nikolai Erdman (Paperback)
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This volume contains the text of both "The Suicide" and Erdman's first major albeit less known work, "The Warrant". Although both plays were written in the early 1920s, they were haunted by the political spectre of totalitarianism and it was only in the 1980s that they began to be staged regularly worldwide. The plays themselves, full of political satire and paradox, show the skill of this playwright. In addition, the historical context of the plays and Erdman's use of language are discussed.

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Two extraordinary plays, rarely produced in the UK. They encapsulate political farce at it's best. Unfortunately because of the 'print on demand' aspect the price is a little too high, but it's difficult to get a hold of a copy otherwise. The most recent production in the UK was Declan Donnellan's show at the National of 'The Suicide'.

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