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Road Back to Russia, Paved With a Play

Katori Hall, above, in Red Square in Moscow. A staged reading of “The Mountaintop,” her play about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was performed by Elizaveta Martinez Cardenas, top right, and Grigory Sywatinda. By KATORI HALL Published: August 18, 2011

Russian playwright Yuri Lyubimov quits theatre company

Vladimir Mayakovsky

Русский: Маяковский, Владимир Владимирович
English: Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893(1893)–1930(1930))

The poster says:
"Do you want? Then join.
1. Do you wnat to overcome cold?
2. Do you want to overcome starvation?
3. Do you want to eat?
4. Do you want to drink?
Hurry to join a shock worker's group." (literarlly an assult group of exemplary labor--this was the term used for those workers who exceeded their work quotas, thus helping the 5 year plan of industrialization in the Soviet Union to be completed  in less than 5 years.)

thanks to Diana Greene, Slavic Librarian for the translation

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    A Great Russian Playwright Rediscovered as a Screenwriter

    Moscow times 7 February 2011 By John Freedman

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    In Russia's 'New Drama,' Chekhov Is Out, Grit Is In

    A scene from Yury Klavdiyev's play, "The Polar Truth," at Towson University Theater (photo: Kate Bateman) January 09, 201,By Byron Asher

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