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The Heart of a Dog

LSE Language Centre production

Date: Monday 25 February 2013 
Time: 7pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building

Mikhail Bulgakov was like his great Russian precursor Anton Chekhov, a full time doctor as well as a writer. In the 1920s and 1930s he was dogged simultaneously by disease and the constant threat of reprisals by Stalin as the Soviet Union headed toward the Great Purge. His 1925 work The Heart of A Dog anticipates both the unreal and sinister atmosphere of this period and the proto -magic realism of his classic Master and Margarita.

Tonight LSE students present an adaptation of the satirical novella, which lampoons the emerging totalitarian system with its exposé of medical science gone mad.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email Olga Sboloev, O.Sobolev@lse.ac.uk.

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