[SCOPES MONKEY TRIAL] Obezianiy sud, ili Prestuplenie uchitelya Dzhona Klopsa: Sovershenno neveroyatnoe, no deistvitel’noe proishestvie. Komedia v 4 deistviyakh i 8 kartinakh [i.e. Monkey Trial, or John Klops Offense: Utterly Improbable but Real Incident. Comedy in 4 Acts and 8 Scenes]. D. Bogomolov.

[SCOPES MONKEY TRIAL] Obezianiy sud, ili Prestuplenie uchitelya Dzhona Klopsa: Sovershenno neveroyatnoe, no deistvitel’noe proishestvie. Komedia v 4 deistviyakh i 8 kartinakh [i.e. Monkey Trial, or John Klops Offense: Utterly Improbable but Real Incident. Comedy in 4 Acts and 8 Scenes]

Moscow: Moskovskoe teatral’noe izdatel’stvo, 1926. Item #378

96 pp. In original printed constructivist wrappers. Very good, spine is repaired with paper, restoration of the verso of t.p.

First and only edition. One of 3000 copies. Very rare.

A very curious product of an early Soviet era - comedy based on famous Scopes Trial occurred in 1925 in Tennessee. The name of John Scopes changed to John Klops. In his introduction the author addressed to producers and directors of play with suggestions. First of all, the author stated that even though the idea of the play is not yet popularized among workers but the author avoided everything that could be difficult to understand. Bogomolov also suggested was to separate play and lectures on the subject. He thought it would be better to held lectures (he even gives possible topics such as ‘The Origins of Life on Earth, Religion and Science, Was there Adam?) a few days before the production. His second advice was to give a discount to those who visited both lecture and play (or a free lecture and discount for those who visited). Another suggestion was to put a poster with short answers to questions like ‘who was Darwin and what did he do?’.

Worldcat locates a copy in Harvard College Library.

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