Pushkin's Boris Godunov

Pushkin's Boris Godunov

by Adrian Mitchell, Alexander Pushkin
     
 

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Moscow 1598. The great Tsar Ivan the Terrible has died and Boris Godunov reluctantly, humbly takes the throne. But rumours are rife that Boris has secretly murdered the rightful heir and the distant shadow of this prodigal son threatens to close in and take revenge. Pushkin wrote Boris Godunov, with its beautiful echoes of Shakespeare’s Histories and

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Overview

Moscow 1598. The great Tsar Ivan the Terrible has died and Boris Godunov reluctantly, humbly takes the throne. But rumours are rife that Boris has secretly murdered the rightful heir and the distant shadow of this prodigal son threatens to close in and take revenge. Pushkin wrote Boris Godunov, with its beautiful echoes of Shakespeare’s Histories and Macbeth, during the political turmoil of the 1820s in Russia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849437639
Publisher:
OBERON BOOKS Ltd
Publication date:
11/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
831 KB

Meet the Author

Adrian Mitchell was a much-loved playwright, poet and peace activist. His work in the theatre spans more than four decades. It includes original plays, many of them based on his heroes including William Blake, Mark Twain and Erik Satie, and adaptations of Spanish Golden Age and Russian classics. He worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and the Unicorn Theatre and his plays have been performed across the world.

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