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Alexander Blok, Dostoevsky and Freedom in “The Fairground Booth”

At first glance there seems no literary connection between Alexander Blok and Dostoevsky and their literary styles – they are not doubles in this sense. However in many ways they are metaphysical doubles. Both are concerned with the double nature … 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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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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The Fairground Booth and Blok

As I work on The Fairground Booth project it is becoming clearer and clearer how important Alexander Blok was to the transition between Symbolism and The Russian avant-garde even though he did not directly participate in what we understand as … Continue reading

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