Mikhail Bulgakov 125 years
May 14, 2016
Tomorrow, May 15, 2016, will be the 125th anniversary of the birth of Mikhail Afanasievich Bulgakov. It will not surprise you that this joyous occasion will be celebrated in Moscow.
The Bulgakov House
In the Bulgakov House on Bolshaya Sadovaya, people will already gather at 8:00, when some actors begin by reading The Master and Margarita.
At 12.00, flowers will be laid on the grave of Bulgakov, and at 13.00 the exhibition Manuscripts Don't Burn will be opened. From 14:00 on, you can discover Mikhail Bulgakov's Moscow. Every hour, a walking tour will start, and every two hours a ride on the tram 302-bis. Meanwhile, there are various events in the courtyard of the famous house, including a candlelight dinner at 18:00.
At 19:00 there will be a theatre performance of The Master and Margaritadirected by Sergey Aldonin.
At 20:00, a new theatrical walking tour is presented which will be called At the hour of the hot spring sunset, like the first sentence of The Master and Margarita. At 22:00 it is followed by a show and the cutting of a birthday cake. Finally, at 01.00, a night walk is organized through Mikhail Bulgakov's Moscow.
Illustrations by Nikolay Korolev
Still in the Bulgakov House, from May 18 to June 15, you can admire the original artwork made by the Russian illustrator Nikolay Gennadevich Korolev for The Master and Margarita.
The Ukrainian post office celebrates Bulgakov's birthday by issuing a special stamp. He is accompanied by an envelope, and with some luck it will be sent with a special date stamp.
A Young Doctor's Notebook
The Russian TV channel TV3 celebrates the 125th anniversary of Bulgakov by broadcasting the entire miniseries A Young Doctor's Notebook from the British channel Sky Art, starring Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Jon Hamm (Mad Men). On 14 and 15 May, from 23:15.
The Master and Margarita in Baltimore
In the United States, the anniversary of Mikhail Bulgakov does not pass unnoticed neither. On May 19, the Annex Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland, starts a series of 15 performances of The Master and Margarita directed by Jacob Budenz.
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Films and TV-series
Along with much information on the novel, you will also find on this website different film adaptations of The Master and Margarita, subtitled in English by your webmaster.