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