Poems and Songs of Vladimir Vysotsky. Our Life Has Lots of Edges.

Commentary to the song “At the Masquerade”.

It is pertinent to give here Gaius Petronius Arbiter’s words: “Mundus universus exercet histrioniam.” (“All the world practices stage-playing.”)

The presented text is adapted from Bruce and Kathryn Hamilton, George Tokarev and Daria Verzhbovsky’s translations.

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