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Boris Godunov

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  690 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Alexander Pushkin's masterful tragedy, intrinsic to Russian culture and major inspiration for theater, art, and opera. Nicholas Rzhevsky, the editor and translator, provides a vibrant new translation, faithful to the original, yet suitable for modern readers and contemporary performance on the stage. Pushkin's themes of moral compromise and political expediency reach out t ...more
181 pages
Published 2007 by Editora Globo (first published January 1st 1831)
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Marius van Blerck
Pushkin was a great poet, but, on the evidence of this work, not a great playwright. The work, based on Shakepeare's Macbeth, suffers in comparison. While it is eminently readable, and well-constructed, it lacks variation. Shakespeare knew the value of breaking the narrative with interludes, whether sinister (the witches in Macbeth) or humorous, as in the case of Falstaff's various appearances in his historical plays. In contrast, Pushkin doggedly pursues the narrative. Oh well, we can't ALL be ...more
TarasProkopyuk
Эта повесть основывается на исторических событиях, и в данном произведении Пушкин прекрасно показал, во что может превратить борьба за власть, до каких поступков и деяний может довести.
Alp Turgut
Rus Edebiyatı dendiğinde akla gelen ilk yazarlardan biri olan Aleksandr Puşkin'e ait okuduğum ilk eser olma özelliği taşıyan "Boris Godunov", her yanından William Shakespeare esintileri hissedilen oldukça derin ve akıcı bir oyun. Özcan Özer'in harikulade çevirisi sayesinde rahatlıkla okunabilen eserin yalın dili de Puşkin'in dili hakkında fikir yürütmenizi sağlıyor. Dostoyevski'nin esin kaynaklarından biri olan Puşkin'e başlamak için ideal bir eser olduğunu düşündüğüm oyunun halkın iktidarla ola ...more
Carey Combe
Saw it in Stratford - without doubt better performed than read!
Julia Boechat Machado
Godunov era um cortesão de Ivan, o Terrível, presente quanto o tsar assassinou o próprio filho, e que teria tentado defendê-lo. Ele foi escolhido como regente do jovem tsar Fiodor Ivanovitch, e nesse momento teria sido responsável pela morte do outro filho de Ivan, o Terrível: um menino chamado Dmitri, que não tinha direitos à sucessão por ser filho de um sétimo casamento, enquanto a Igreja Ortodoxa só reconhece três. Sua culpa nunca foi provada. Seu reinado foi próspero e popular, mas ele era p ...more
☯Bettie☯
A nutty NUUT read

Translated by Alfred Hayes

http://youtu.be/UEBq-gsdI58

blurb - Pushkin takes many lines straight from Henry IV - P was impressed by the guilt ridden King after he had ordered the murder of Richard II and here is his version. It is written for the Tsar Nikoli I as an apology for his Decemberist friends. It is interesting to note that P was supposed to be in St.Petersberg to support his friends but a black cat had crossed his path so he returned home instead.

Later the Tsar asked P
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هالةْ أمين
هذه من المسرحيات التي تقف حائرا أمام الكلمات التي تود أن تكتبها عنها !
هل هي مؤثرة ؟
هل هي مثيرة ؟
هل هي ممتعة ؟
مملة ؟
هل موضوعها بسيط؟
أم ربما أنت لم تتمكن من سبر أغوار شخصياتها فلم تبلغ منك شيئا من جمالها
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أنهيتها دون أن أشعر!! فسألتني أختي ألهذه الدرجة هي جميلة !!
توقفت أفكر ..
لا أعلم حقيقة لكني لم أشعر بالملل
بل على العكس تحمست مع موضوع غزو ديمتيري الدعي على القيصر بوريس جودونوف وعلى ابنه من بعده !!
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حقا لا أملك الكلمات الكافية أو لا أملك التعبير الوافي عنها
فهي تتأرجح بين هذا كله
وإن كنت أرجح أن
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Mehmet Cakmur
it is interesting book for understanding russian history.
it also gives good perspective for today politics
Inesa
народ безмолвствует
Ahmed
مسرحية جيدة وان كنت لا ادري صراحة هل احداثها واقعية ام لا "تبدو من ملاحظات وحواشي المترجم انها احداث فعلية"
صراحة لا اعرف من اسماء المسرحية سوى ايفان الرهيب - محتاجة شوية بحث عن باقي الاسماء و الاحداث
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يعيب المسرحية انها قصيرة
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اقتباس جملة عجبتي " ما لذة العيش الا للمجانين"
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المسرحية ترجمة نديم معلا
Pei Pei
I read the Spalding translation, which I don't particularly recommend, but it was a free Kindle download. Still enjoyed the play itself despite the iffy translation, perhaps especially because I was in Moscow at the time.
Chris Anderson
I found this interesting because I knew the history, but Pushkin's strength didn't seem to be in the world of dramatic fiction. Might be different to see it staged, though.
sidhe
"Un potente vivo è odioso per la plebe,
essi sanno amare soltanto i morti."
Jason Klimowicz

Mostly 2 stars because the translator used 19th Century stilted English.
katerina
Чудесная книга А.С. Пушкина. Чудесные иллюстрации.
Eadweard
I'm sure it lost a lot in translation.
Nina
BEAUTIFUL BOOK BY FAVORITE AUTHOR
Dennis
очень хорошо!
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