Flight

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Nick Hern, 1998 - Drama - 96 pages

A rich and poetic play set during the Russian Civil War, by the author of The Master and Margarita.

Mikhail Bulgakov's satirical play creates a grotesque, tragicomic world in which men and women are entirely at the mercy of chance. Flight is played out in eight 'dreams' that take us from the frozen landscape of the Crimea on a journey through the twilight of an epoch heading for extinction.

Written in 1927, Flight was not staged until 1957, seventeen years after Bulgakov's death.

This free adaptation by Ron Hutchinson was first staged at the National Theatre, London, in February 1998.

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About the author (1998)

Mikhail Bulgakov, best-known for his novel The Master and Margarita, is the author of some twenty plays and adaptations, including Moliere and The White Guard. He had a stormy relationship with Stanislaski and the Moscow Art Theatre and was the subject of Stalin's censorship, with the result that many of his plays remained unperformed or unpublished at this death in 1940.

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