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Драматургът Яворов и "Златорог"
The Playwright Yavorov and Zlatorog Magazine

The History of Fallen Silence

Author(s): Marieta Girginova, Elizaria Ruskova
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Bulgarian Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Софийски университет »Св. Климент Охридски«
Keywords: „Zlatorog” review; Vladimir Vasilev; critical reception; dramaturgy; Peio Yavorov; Modernism
Summary/Abstract: The article aims at putting into question the complicated relation of Vladimir Vasilev, the editor in chief of the revue „Zlatorog”, to the whole various theatricalactivity and modern dramaturgy by Peio Yavorov. In three jubilee issues of the review, the critic offers his vision of the man of theatre Yavorov, where the diverse activity of the poet as a dramaturge of the National theatre stands out such as a drama critic, an author of theatre portraits, a participant in the selection of the repertory, a director, even a pedagogue and a teacher of scenic diction to the actors. We support the hypotheses that the missing evaluation of the innovative dramaturgy by Yavoror in the critical discourse of Vl. Vasilev signals of the sharp critical flair for the factors impeding the adequate understanding and reception of Yavorov’s modern plays before and after World War 1. The critic emphasizes the changed esthetical paradigm in the preferences of the interwar Bulgarian audience, the lack of adequate scenic reading and interpretation of drama texts that put in the centre the problems of the highly frustrated and problematic Modernist character as well as the poor development of Avant-garde practices in the theatrical discourse of Bulgarian stage.