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Nikolai and the Others: A Play

Nikolai and the Others: A Play

by Richard Nelson
Nikolai and the Others: A Play

Nikolai and the Others: A Play

by Richard Nelson

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Overview

In Nikolai and the Others Richard Nelson imagines the relationships between Balanchine and Stravinsky, their friends, lovers, wives and ex-wives, supporters, and dancers (including Maria Tallchief and Nicholas Magallanes), at the time of their historic collaboration on the ballet Orpheus. Later that year, Orpheus would be the spectacular inaugural production of the newly formed New York City Ballet. The play also explores the controversial ways American art and artistic institutions were funded at the outset of the Cold War—including the subtle hand of the State Department in the post-war cultural scene.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468308532
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 11/27/2013
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Richard Nelson is an award-winning playwright whose work for the stage includes Some Americans Abroad, Two Shakespearean Actors, James Joyce’s The Dead and the acclaimed Apple family play cycle. His screenplays include Ethan Frome and Hyde Park on Hudson.

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Nikolai sometimes summons both a sense of place and displacement with such naturalness that you forget that you’re watching titans at play.” –Ben Brantley, The New York Times
 
“An engrossing work that transports Chekhov to the threshold of the Cold War…marvelous.” –Jesse Green, New York Magazine

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