Thursday, June 05, 2008

Boris Godunov

Declan Donellan directed a company of Russian actors at the Barbican, London.
Pushkin's "Boris Godunov" with Evgeni Mironov as the 'False Dimitri'..
The time of "Troubles" in Russian history set in Shakespearean tones..
A masterpiece as the author himself aknowledged:
" My tragedy is written: I was reading it aloud to myself, alone, sat there clapping my hands and shouting: 'Well done, Pushkin, well done, son of a bitch...' "

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