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MIRACLE-PLAY AND COMIC PLAY: NOVELLA BY M.A. BULGAKOV “THE FATAL EGGS” FROM THE POINT OF THEATRE MODERNIST GENRES OF THE FIRST THIRD OF XX CENTURY

Annotation

The poetic manner of satire novella by M.A. Bulgakov “The Fatal Eggs” is analyzed. The necessity of such analysis is caused by difficulty and richness of the text, its coding and not full cognition of its theatre basis in science, synthetic links with modern drama. The writer who was “archaist and innovative man” and connected his life with theatre every text without stage and play could not exist. The attempt to consider prose work within a framework of theatre modernist genres - symbolic “drama-miracle-play” and futuristic “comic play” is made. The parallels between the creative work of A.A. Blok, V.E. Meyerhold, V.V. Mayakovsky are drawn. The avant-garde representatives and their works are named, the generalizing cathedral-drama origin in their heritage theurgy is considered. The attention is paid to specifics of Bulgakov allusion, at satire exercise devices and caricature fluent coding and mixture of times, use of long-standing phrases in Russian and also support by merry-andrew / play actors in Ancient Rus of black faith - “peoples dual faith”. Complex method of research is caused by it. It includes historic-cultural, myth-poetic, textological and biographic approaches. Their use helps to include the novella by M.A. Bulgakov in literary process in new way, trace the way of “drama miracle-play” degeneration into miracle-play comic play” taking into consideration social problems and reformations in Russian in the first third of XX century.

Keywords

miracle-play; comic play; theurgy; futurism; M.A. Bulgakov; A.A. Blok; V.E. Meyerhold; V.V. Mayakovsky

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82-1/-9

Pages

53-65

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2016-03-15

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Studies of literature

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