Other Literary Forms

(Critical Edition of Dramatic Literature)

Yevgeny Shvarts began his literary career in the 1920’s as a writer of poetry and stories for children. In the 1930’s, he wrote some prose adaptations of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales; in the 1940’s, he wrote a number of original, realistic stories for children about contemporary life. The best-known of these, Pervoklassnits (1947; the first grader), was made into a film in 1948. Other film scenarios by Shvarts include Razbudite Lenochku (1933; wake up, Lenochka), Zolushka (1947; Cinderella), and Don Quixote (1957).