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Name: Sergei Tretyakov  
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Date of Birth: 21st June 1892
Place of Birth: Guldiga, Russia [now Kuldiga, Kuldigas, Latvia]
Profession: Writer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Sergei Mikhailovich Tretyakov (Riga, 1892 – September 10, 1937) was a Russian constructivist writer, playwright and special correspondent for Pravda. He graduated 1916 from the department of law at Moscow University. Just before the Russian Revolution he became involved with the ego-futurists. Perhaps his most famous play was Roar China, which attacked Western imperialism. Tretyakov also wrote the controversial "I Want a Baby" or "I Want a Child" (1926) , which is still being performed in Europe and America. He was arrested by Stalin's NKVD on July 27, 1937 and charged with espionage. Tretyakov was eventually executed later that year as part of the USSR's Great Purge. However, in the introduction to the English publication of 'I Want a Baby', Robert Leach says it seems that in a last act of defiance he threw himself to his death down the stairwell at Butyrki prison.

See Also

Russian avant garde, Vsevolod Meyerhold, El Lissitzky


S.M Tretyakov: "Roar China!: A Drama in Seven Scenes", Rialto Service Bureau, (1930),

S.M Tretyakov: "Iron Pause" Vladivostok, 1919 (book of verse)

S.M Tretyakov: "I Want a Baby" University of Birmingham, (1995), ISBN 0704416204

S.M Tretyakov: "Gas-Masks" Vserossiisky Proletkult, (1924)

S.M Tretyakov: "Can You Hear Moscow? Vserossiisky Proletkult, (1924)

S.M Tretyakov: "A Chinese testament: The autobiography of Tan Shih-hua", Gollancz, (1934) ,

S.M Tretyakov: "The Country-Crossroad, Five Weeks in Czchechoslovakia", Sovetsky Pisatel, (1937) Hardback

Other notable performances:

  • Immaconcep - A parody of the creation of the Communist youth organisation Komsomol using the Christian Nativity. Vsevolod Meyerhold's students toured youth clubs and workers clubs putting on this performance. The title 'Immaconcep' is an modern acronym of the Immaculate conception (see Newspeak from Orwell's Nineteen-Eighty-Four for a similar use of this device).
  • The World Turned Upside Down - Adaptation of Marcel Martinet's 'Night', presented at the Moscow Meyerhold Theatre in Moscow on 7th November 1923 (directed by Meyerhold)

External link: I Want a Baby scenes performed at Swarthmore College

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