Petrushka: Sources and Contexts

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Andrew Wachtel
Northwestern University Press, May 13, 1998 - Music - 169 pages
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In this groundbreaking book, four distinguished scholars offer a detailed exploration of the ballet Petrushka, which premiered in Paris in 1911 and became one of the most important and influential theatrical works of the modernist period. The first book to study every level of a complex theatrical production, this is a work unlike any other in Russian or theater studies. "The book is a joy to read." --Slavic Review

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Chapter Two Fokines Petrushka
Chapter Four Stravinskys Petrushka
Appendix A The Libretto of Petrushka 1
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About the author (1998)

Andrew Baruch Wachtel is the Bertha and Max Dressler Professor in the Humanities, director of the Center for International and Comparative Studies, and dean of the Graduate School at Northwestern University. He is the author or editor of numerous works, including "Making a Nation, Breaking a Nation: Literature and Cultural Politics in Yugoslavia," which has been translated into Serbian, Romanian, and Slovene.

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