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Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Rus

Morrison Simon

9780007576630

BOOK DETAILS

Price: $24.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9780007576630
Published: August 2017

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In this enthralling, definitive new history of the Bolshoi Ballet, sensational performances onstage compete with political machinations backstage.

On January 17, 2013, a hooded assailant hurled acid into the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, making international headlines. A lead soloist, enraged by institutional power struggles, later confessed to masterminding the crime. The scandal, though shocking, is not an anomaly in the turbulent and tormented yet magnificent history of the Bolshoi. Renowned music historian Simon Morrison reveals the ballet as a crucible of art and politics, beginning with the disreputable inception of the theatre in 1776 and proceeding through the era of imperial rule, the chaos of revolution, the oppressive Soviet years, and the recent $680 million renovation project. Drawing on exclusive archival research, Morrison creates a richly detailed tableau of the centuries-long war between world-class art and life-threatening politics that has defined this storied institution. As Morrison makes clear, as Russia goes, so goes the Bolshoi Ballet.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9780007576630
Published: August 2017

Number of pages: 544
Width: 12.9 mm
Height: 3.4 mm
Depth: 19.8 mm

Publisher: not specified

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