The Bathhouse (1930)
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The Bedbug (Russian: Клоп, Klop) is a play by Vladimir Mayakovsky written in 1928-1929 and published originally by Molodaya Gvardiya magazine (Nos. 3 and 4, 1929), then, as a book, by Gosizdat in 1929. "The faerie comedy in nine pictures", lampooning the type of philistine that emerged with the New Economic Policy in the Soviet Union, was premiered in February 1929 at the Meyerhold Theatre. Received warmly by the audiences, it caused controversy and got harsh treatment in the Soviet press. Unlike its follow-up, The Bathhouse (denounced as ideologically deficient), The Bedbug was criticised mostly for its alleged 'aesthetic faults'.