By Timothy C. Westphalen

Aleksandr Blok's Trilogy of Lyric Dramas gathers jointly for the 1st time in English translation the 1st 3 performs via 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 Square and The Unknown Woman - are pivotal files within the improvement of modernist drama. In his productions of A Puppet Show; and The Unknown Woman, Meyerhold first started to paintings the elemental tenets of his method of gruesome and constructivist theatre. furthermore, A Puppet Show supplied the foundation and masses of the root for Meyerhold's theoretical writings. hence, those performs are imperative to any pupil of Meyerhold or modernist theatre. The performs are provided 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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