Petrushka Sources and Contexts

By: Wachtel, Andrew (edited by)

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The bottom front corner has very light wear through the plastic. ; NEW IN PUBLISHERES PLASTIC. Petrushka tells the story of the loves and jealousies of three puppets. The three are brought to life by the Charlatan during the 1830 Shrovetide Fair (Maslenitsa) in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Petrushka loves the Ballerina, but she rejects him. She prefers the Moor. Petrushka is angry and hurt, and challenges the Moor. The Moor kills him with his scimitar. Petrushka's ghost rises above the puppet theatre as night falls. He shakes his fist at the Charlatan, then collapses in a second death.. This ballet brings music, dance, and design together in a unified whole. It is one of the most popular of the Ballets Russes productions. It is still being performed with the original designs and choreography. The book is red cloth, the jacket shows a dancer portraying Petrushka. ; Color Illustrations; 4to 10" - 13" tall; 169 pages

Title: Petrushka Sources and Contexts

Author: Wachtel, Andrew (edited by)

Categories: history,

Publisher: Evanston, IL, Northwestern University Press: 1998

ISBN: 0810115662

ISBN 13: 9780810115668

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New in New dust jacket

Seller ID: 004485

Keywords: BALLET PUPPET Russian PETRUSHKA CHOREOGRAPHY SYMPHONY Shrovetide Fair Love Romance,