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Wie wir Josef Stalin beerdigten / How We Buried Josef Stalin / Как мы хоронил& (Paperback)

Wie wir Josef Stalin beerdigten / How We Buried Josef Stalin / Как мы хоронил& By Artur Solomonov, John J. Hanlon (Translator), Katja Kollmann (Translator) Cover Image
By Artur Solomonov, John J. Hanlon (Translator), Katja Kollmann (Translator)
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A major theatre company in Russia decides to stage a bold new play about Stalin. The roles are cast, the set is constructed, and a preview for the press is arranged. However, as it turns out, one of the viewers at the preview happens to be the President of the Russian Federation. He explains, "I'm curious to see how they're planning to represent my predecessor."

Solomonov's play is about the troubling plasticity of the human psyche, about its readiness, under certain conditions, to reproduce the most dangerous practices of the totalitarian past, which never disappeared. In fact, that past has seized the present moment and is about to become the future. The play shows how easily someone can turn into a tyrant and how readily his supporters allow him to become one. It allows us to investigate the paths by which Stalinism germinates in the souls of human beings today. In trying to answer that question, it is not possible to remain exclusively in the zone of high seriousness. So the play is not only relevant and terrifying, but also very funny.


В знаменитом московском театре решают поставить смелый спектакль о Сталине. Роли распределены, декорации установлены, назначен предпремьерный показ для журналистов и вип-гостей. Но так случилось, что одним из зрителей оказался президент России ...

Актуальный и очень смешной трагифарс Соломонова - о преступной пластичности человеческой психики. О готовности воспроизвести самые опасные практики тоталитарного прошлого, которое никуда не ушло оно овладевает настоящим и намеревается стать будущим. В пьесе показано, как легко человек становится тираном и как послушно окружение позволяет ему таковым стать.



Product Details
ISBN: 9783902752178
ISBN-10: 3902752173
Publisher: Danzig & Unfried
Publication Date: January 16th, 2022
Pages: 120
Language: English