Tag Archives: The Fairground Booth

New writing

Normally I write my one work for my own projects but lately I have been collaborating with somebody else on  book they are writing about Sumerian culture. I am writing a whole extended chapter for T and it is coming … 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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Moving on

After the last bit of writing here things have moved on. Got down to completing a whole section of The Fairground Booth book – the section detailing The Apocalypse and The Fairground Booth. Not a bad bit of progress and … 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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Update – The Fairground Booth

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Chekhov Country – Visit to Kolomna

A few days out in Chekhov Country has upset my routine but was still welcome nonetheless. Spent a few days at a dacha some 90 kilometeres outside Moscow not far from a city called Kolomna an ancient city of Moscow Oblast, Russia, situated at the confluence of … Continue reading

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The Fairground Booth – One Less Hurdle

The Fairground Booth project is beginning to develop further with much progress on various levels. As has been explained before this project is part of the overall film series The Russian Theatre Documentary Film Series by Michael Craig and Copernicus … 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 Fairground Booth Location Scouting

Went into the centre of Moscow and walked around with Natasha – along the Bulvars and finally ended up in the Hermitage garden. Checking for locations for The Fairground Booth Carried on walking around until we ended up at the Scandinavian … 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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