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The transgressive capacity of the comic: A merry death as an embodiment of Nikolai Evreinov’s vision of theatricality

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)583-609
Number of pages26
JournalModern Language Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2018


The articles analyses Evreinov's play A Merry Death as a perfect illustration of Evreinov's ideas about theatricality. The play is discussed in the context of Russian and European modernist developments that influenced the concept of the comic in the 1910s-1920s.

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  • modernist drama, comedy, Evreinov, Russian theatre

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