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language of expression: Russian
educated at: Irkutsk State University
occupation: playwright, writer, prosaist
Alexander Valentinovich Vampilov (Russian: Александр Валентинович Вампилов) (19 August 1937 – 17 August 1972) was a Russian playwright. His play Elder Son was first performed in 1969, and became a national success two years later. Many of his plays have been filmed or televised in Russia. His four full-length plays were translated into English and Duck Hunting was performed in London and Washington DC (Arena Stage).
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