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Dobuzhinsky – Man in Spectacles

  Mstislav Valerianovich Dobuzhinsky, August 14, 1875, Novgorod – November 20, 1957, New York City) was a Russian-Lithuanian artist. The painting shows a man in glasses with a window to the back of him with a cityscape of the early … Continue reading

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“The Fairground Booth” and “Petrushka”

This post is a fragment from a chapter of the book which will be published some time next year. The context is a comparison between the ballet “Petrushka” and “The Fairground Booth”. Both share roots in the Russian fairground and the … Continue reading

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Music, Blok, Gogol and “The Tempest”

In an article by James David Jacobs about Shakespeare and music he writes “The Tempest stands at the crossroads of theatrical history: between the Renaissance and the Baroque, between the Elizabethan theatre of the imagination and the Jacobean spectacle, between … Continue reading

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Step by step

Well into the Fairground Booth project  by Copernicus Films and Michael Craig with meetings planned and book going ahead step by step. Excellent progress on this project. Going through the Shakespeare section which is a specific component of Blok’s play. … Continue reading

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Encounters with the Russian Avant-garde

Final tweaking of the book Encounters with the Russian Avant-garde Small irritating problems to be solved after first proof submission but its all to the good. The proofing stage is arduous and long partly because there are a great many … Continue reading

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