By Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok, Timothy C. Westphalen
Aleksandr Blok's Trilogy of Lyric Dramas gathers jointly for the 1st time in English translation the 1st 3 performs through Aleksandr Blok, the pre-eminent poet of Russian Symbolism and one of many maximum poets of the 20 th century. the 3 performs that represent the trilogy - A Puppet express, The King at the sq. and The Unknown lady - are pivotal records within the improvement of modernist drama. In his productions of A Puppet convey; and The Unknown girl, Meyerhold first started to paintings the fundamental tenets of his method of gruesome and constructivist theatre. in addition, A Puppet exhibit supplied the foundation and masses of the root for Meyerhold's theoretical writings. for that reason, those performs are quintessential to any scholar of Meyerhold or modernist theatre. The performs are awarded within the context of the poetry from which they issued with the intention to recommend how Blok built the subjects and motifs of the performs in different genres.