"The Nutcracker" in Russia - Problems with Soviet Censors?Ballet History
Posted 26 December 2007 - 11:31 AM
Just wondrin' if any Russians on this board could input some memories. Anyone who might have a history of the dates when it was done at the Kirov and Bolshoi during the 1917-1960 period would help. The Vainonen version seems to date from 1934 per some googling.
Posted 26 December 2007 - 02:18 PM
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Posted 26 December 2007 - 05:50 PM
popularlibrary, evangelicals come in stripes conservative to progressive, and opinions of Harry Potter vary accordingly.
Posted 26 December 2007 - 10:19 PM
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Posted 27 December 2007 - 10:04 AM
Therefore the reference to Communists as "Reds"? If so, then during the Cold War Westerners failed to realize that by referring to Communist regimes as "red," they were paying them a compliment!
Posted 27 December 2007 - 05:00 PM
Posted 29 December 2007 - 07:58 PM
THough there is a passage of vulgar comedy in the party scene which makes fun of an elderly character, who stumbles around -- which to me seemed out of place. It occurred to me that it was in there to give Stalin a laugh. I have no idea if that's true, but it did occur to me that it might have served as a sop to the censors -- like throwing something to Cerberus to distract him so you get by.
Posted 17 January 2008 - 09:20 AM
Another thing that bothers me about certain stagings is where Masha is left in Candyland at the end without waking up at home. I mean what about her parents and Drosselmeyer? Even bratty little Fritz will be traumatized the day after Christmas to discover his sister has disappeared without a trace. What about her diet in Candyland? I don't see her getting the necessary four food groups there. That sylph-like ballerina figure will be quickly lost unless she gets home.
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