By Nicholas Rzhevsky
Russia has a wealthy, large, unwieldy cultural culture. tips on how to seize it? This school room reader is designed to reply to that challenge. The literary works chosen for inclusion during this anthology introduce the middle cultural and ancient issues of Russia's civilisation. every one textual content has resonance through the arts - in Rublev's icons, Meyerhold's theatre, Mousorgsky's operas, Prokofiev's symphonies, Fokine's choreography and Kandinsky's work. This fabric is supported via introductions, invaluable annotations and bibliographies of assets in all media. The reader is meant to be used in classes in Russian literature, tradition and civilisation, in addition to comparative literature.
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2 records. Film Aleksandr Nevskyii. Director, Sergei Eisenstein. Mosfilm. 1938. Distributed by Hollywood Home Theater, 1980. Kniaz¢ Igor¢ (Prince Igor). Director, Roman Tikhomirov. P. Borodin. Kirov Opera and Ballet. Lenfilm. 1969. 3 Of his other virtues we shall speak elsewhere, there is not time now, but of such things we shall speak in due course. 4 Among these sons Vyseslav* was the eldest, and after him came Izjaslav. The third was Svjatopolk, who conceived this evil murder. His mother, a Greek, was formerly a nun, and Jaropolk, Volodimir's brother, took her, and because of the beauty of her face he unfrocked her and begot of her this accursed Svjatopolk.
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