Socialist Worker

Collaborators

Issue No. 2282

Mikhail Bulgakov, the Russian dramatist, routinely had his plays banned by the Stalinist authorities in Russia.

So why did he write a hagiography of Stalin in 1938? Was he coerced, or was this a pact with the devil?

Nicholas Hytner’s Collaborators explores these questions through acclaimed performances from Simon Russell Beale as a Stalin and Alex Jennings as Bulgakov.

Collaborators
National Theatre, London,
until 31 March


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Tue 6 Dec 2011, 17:55 GMT
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