Information about the author:
Alexandr A. Gugnin, DSc in Philology, Professor of World Literature and Foreign Languages Department, Faculty of Humanities of Polotsk State University, Petra Blochina 29, 211446 Novopolotsk, Belarus.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7579-1287
The article analyzes two last and, from the artistic point of view, most significant plays of Heiner Müller based on the deep rethinking of the novels Cement by F. Gladkov and Volokolamsk Highway by A. Beck. Both plays deal with moral issues raised by the Socialist Revolution and with the formation of the new type of social relations. Those plays were written by H. Muller during the very first years of “perestroika” in the USSR, for which he had great expectations.