Dashkova Centre

Language and violence in Russian theatre and literature

Playwrights Mikhail and Viacheslav Durnenkov, arts producer and translator Maria Kroupnik and writer Irina Lukyanova will talk on the subject of violence in writing, in writing for the stage and children's literature.

Brothers Mikhail and Vyacheslav Durnenkov have written over thirty plays, both individually and together, and have had their work produced throughout the world. The most famous of their collaborations is The Cultural Layer, which was staged at the Moscow Art Theatre in 2005. The brothers have also written together on several projects for the Royal Court Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company (The Drunks) in London.

Maria Kroupnik is an arts producer, translator, and lectures at the Faculty of Management of Socio-Cultural Projects at Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences. She led the Russian-British project “Theatre of Climate Action”, curated the “Big Change” international festival of children’s theatre, and collaborated on numerous theatre projects.

Irina Lukyanova has written books in several genres, including a biography of Russian children's writer, literary critic and translator Korney Chukovsky; a book on raising children with ADHD and Стеклянный шарик (The Marble), which won a prize in the Kniguru All-Russia Competition for the best book for children and teenagers.

The event is organised in collaboration with DELC’s Language and Violence research strand and Nicola McCartney and the Class Act project.

Nov 22 2017 -

Language and violence in Russian theatre and literature

A roundtable event with playwrights Mikhail and Viacheslav Durnenkov, arts producer and translator Maria Kroupnik and writer Irina Lukyanova

Princess Dashkova Russian Centre
19 Buccleuch Place
EH8 9LN