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August Jakobson


Who is August Jakobson?

August Jakobson was an Estonian writer and politician. He was the only Estonian playwright among his contemporaries whose plays were untouched by Soviet censorship and reached other Soviet states. He has been described as the leading Stalinist in Soviet Estonian drama. In the 1960s his work was described as "ideologically militant".

  • also known as August Mikhkelevich Jakobson, August Yakobson
  • born on (111 years ago) in Pärnu
  • nationality: Estonia
  • profession: Writer, politician
  • died on (52 years ago) in Tallinn

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Google previewThe Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (2002)

by John Gassner, Edward Quinn

August Jakobson. Johannes Semper. Mart Raud. Juhan Smuul. and Egon Rannet are now active playwrights in Estonia. Refugees have established theatrical centers in Stockholm. Toronto. and New York. where predominantly Estonian ...

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