Aizman, Nikolai Spiridonovich

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Aizman, Nikolai Spiridonovich


Born Dec. 2 (15), 1905, in the village Al’geshevo, Cheboskary District; died July 17, 1967. Soviet Chuvash playwright. Honored Artist of the Chuvash ASSR; also an actor.

Aizman’s first play, Village in the Willows, was published in 1929. His comedies of manners, including The Chest Has a Lid, Too (1936), If Not the Horse, Then the Shafts (1939), Dark-eyed Girl Friend (1950; written with S. Pavlov), and Marry Ivan (1956), depict life in kolkhoz villages.


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P’esäsem. Shupashkar, 1959.


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