Vaudeville in a madhouse

"Водевиль в сумасшедшемдоме": "Линия Брунгильды" М. А. Алданова
Vaudeville in a madhouse": "Liniia Brunguldy" by Mark Aldanov

Author(s): Dmitri Nikolayev
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Language and Literature Studies, Cultural history, Russian Literature, Migration Studies
Published by: TLU Institute of Estonian Language and Culture
Keywords: 20th-century Russian émigré literature, Mark Aldanov (1886–1957); Russian theatre in exile; history of literature;

Summary/Abstract: If one were to single out the most characteristic feature of the Russian theatre in exile, it would be the severe scarcity of everything: theatre troupes were small, productions were executed on a very meager budget, etc. Dmitri Nikolayev’s article discusses the way that Mark Aldanov adapted his style to meet this challenge, which resulted in the creation of “Liniia Brungildy” (1937), a play in thegenre of vaudeville.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 103-138
  • Page Count: 35
  • Language: Russian