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Aleksandr Valentinovich Vampilov

playwright

Aleksandr Vampilov, USSR Playwright.

Background

Vampilov, Aleksandr was born in 1937.

Career

First publication, Dom Oknami v Pole, 1964. Other works: Proshchanie v June, 1966, Starshii Syn, 1968, and Proshlym Let от v Chulimske, 1972. This last (The Last Summer in Chulimsk) became a soap opera on Soviet TV, and was staged in 1987 at the Riverside Studios, London.

British critics called it ‘North Enders’ or ‘Kremlin Street’.