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Boris Godunov and Little Tragedies

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The collected dramatic works of the father of modern Russian literature

In atale of intrigue, deception, murder, and retribution, Boris Godunov charts the rise and fall of an ambitious prince who cannot avoid facing the consequences of his dark past. Based on the historical figure of the nobleman Boris Godunov, who seized power from Ivan the Terrible’s successor in 16th-cen
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Oneworld Classics (first published September 1st 2002)
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Jason
Oct 30, 2011 Jason rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I love Pushkin. And I quite liked the plays collected in this volume but they, or at least the main play Boris Godunov, are not his very best work. With the rather large caveat that I am not qualified to judge the quality of the language -- especially in translation -- it is hard to see how Pushkin could have become known as the Shakespeare of Russia solely on the strength Boris Godunov.

Boris Godunov consciously follows the tradition of Shakespeare's history plays, telling the story of the acces
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Thomas Bousquet
I'm not sure Boris Godunov is a play meant to be read; or maybe the OneWorld edition isn't: given the extensive notes and appendices, it seems to have more of an historical point than a literary one. In any case, the presented text is very fragmented, with scenes jumping wildy between a large cast, different places and ellipsing huge spans of time. It's almost as if complete acts had been omitted and the play ends with the eponymous character dying of a sudden disease while the pretender takes t ...more
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In Cyrillic: Александр Пушкин

(Francophone version: Alexandre Pouchkine)

Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin was a Russian Romantic author who is considered to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature Pushkin pioneered the use of vernacular speech in his poems and plays, creating a style of storytelling—mixing drama, romance, and satire—associated with Russian literature
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