A brilliant satire on Method Acting and the Moscow Arts Theatre, from the author of The Master and Margarita.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY TERRY GILLIAM
When Maxudov's bid to take his own life fails, he dramatises the novel whose failure provoked the suicide attempt. To the resentment of literary Moscow, his play is accepted by the legendary Independent Theatre and Maxudov plunges into a vortex of inflated egos. With each rehearsal more sparks fly and the chances of the play being ready to perform recede. Black Snow is the ultimate back-stage novel and a brilliant satire by the author of The Master and Margarita on his ten-year love-hate relationship with Stanislavsky, Method-acting and the Moscow Arts Theatre.
“A masterpiece of black comedy”
“The novel moves with mad exuberance”
“Bulgakov, the first magical realist-is regarded as the Soviet writer who made the strongest impact on twentieth-century Western fiction”
“A writer of fantastic genius”