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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

ISBN: 0810115662

Condition: New in New dust jacket

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 ball... View more info