Category Archives: Tempest

Fairground Booth book news

A pause in the writing of the book about the play The Fairground Booth which was written by Alexander Blok and staged by Meyerhold as more time is spent on the script for the documentary film of the same subject. … 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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The Fairground Booth’s Metamorphosis – Prelude

  More work on The Fairground Booth – writing etc for the documentary part of the project. also gradually getting to grips with the computer graphics programme. I am using Blender as it is simpler for me and it is … Continue reading

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The Fairground Booth – Development of project

Many days work on the project I have been planning for some time –“The Fairground Booth” or ‘The Puppet Show” by Alexander Blok. The play was first put on by Meyerhold in 1906 and I intend to revive a version … Continue reading

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