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Petrushka Sources and Contexts

By: Wachtel, Andrew (edited by)

Price: $46.00

Publisher: Evanston, IL, Northwestern University Press: 1998

Seller ID: 004485


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 ris... View more info