Category Archives: metamorphosis

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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Attis, Blok and The Tempest

This morning finally developed the connection between the Tempest, Blok, The Fairground Booth and metamorphosis. A real step forward. The connection is made through the myth of Attis. Attis was preserved in a pine tree after he castrated himself after being … Continue reading

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The Myth of Echo and Narcissus in Blok’s “The Fairground Booth”

As Peter Barta in his book “Metamorphoses in Russian Modernism” states: Intertextuality – the links between works and their precursors – is a phenomenon itself analogous to  the process of metamorphosis, whereby authors are shaped into their predecessors or successors. … Continue reading

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