Walpurgis Night, or the Steps of the Commander, Paperback / softback Book

Walpurgis Night, or the Steps of the Commander Paperback / softback

Part of the The Margellos World Republic of Letters series

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The first major English translation of a masterful seriocomic theatrical work by one of the most prominent writers of the Soviet epochWalpurgis Night, by acclaimed Russian writer Venedikt Erofeev, is considered a classic in the playwright's homeland.

Erofeev's dark and funny five-act satire of Soviet repression has been called the comic high-water mark of the Brezhnev era.

Walpurgis Night dramatizes the outrageous trials of Lev Isakovich Gurevich, an alcoholic half-Jewish dissident poet confined by the state to a hospital for the insane.

In "Ward 3"-a microcosm of repressive Soviet society-Gurevich deploys his brilliant wit and ingenuity to bedevil his jailers, defend his fellow inmates, protest his incarceration, and generally create mayhem, which ultimately leads to a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9780300159868

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