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The great Russian playwright and futurist poet Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893-1930) wrote the 60-role play “Mystery Bouffe” 90 years ago.

An avant-garde and labyrinthine Noah’s Ark story set after disasters have laid waste the Earth, the plot centers on the confrontation of two opposing new world orders after a cataclysmic flood — one a “clean” upper-class bourgeois society; the other an “unclean” working-class proletarian one.

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