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Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Rus

Morrison Simon

9780007576616

BOOK DETAILS

Price: $34.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9780007576616
Published: November 2016

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A critical triumph, Simon Morrison's "sweeping and authoritative" (Guardian) work, Bolshoi Confidential, details the Bolshoi Ballet's magnificent history from its earliest tumults to recent scandals. On January 17, 2013, a hooded assailant hurled acid into the face of the artistic director, making international headlines. A lead soloist, enraged by institutional power struggles, later confessed to masterminding the crime. Morrison gives the shocking violence context, describing the ballet as a crucible of art and politics beginning with the disreputable inception of the theater in 1776, through the era of imperial rule, the chaos of revolution, the oppressive Soviet years, and the Bolshoi's recent $680 million renovation. With vibrant detail including "sex scandals, double-suicide pacts, bribery, arson, executions, prostitution rings, embezzlement, starving orphans, [and] dead cats in lieu of flowers" (New Republic), Morrison makes clear that the history of the Bolshoi Ballet mirrors that of Russia itself.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9780007576616
Published: November 2016

Number of pages: 200
Width: 13.5 mm
Height: not specified
Depth: 21.6 mm

Publisher: not specified

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