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The Bedbug

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Author  Vladimir Mayakovsky
Language  Russian
Originally published  1929
Genre  Play
Preceded by  Mystery-Bouffe (1918)
Original title  Клоп
Publication date  1929
Playwright  Vladimir Mayakovsky
Country  Russia
Followed by  The Bathhouse (1930)
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Media type  Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Similar  Mystery‑Bouffe, Le Cocu magnifique, The Suicide, The Government Inspector, The Day of the Turbins

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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'.

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The Bedbug Wikipedia


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