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Olga Partan


 

Modern Languages and Literatures

Associate Professor of Russian
Ph.D. Brown University

 

Fields: Russian Language, Literature, and Culture

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Email: opartan@holycross.edu
Office Phone: 508-793-3832
Office: Stein 457
PO Box: 46A
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English Publication


  

Vagabonding Masks: The Italian Commedia dell’Arte in the Russian Artistic Imagination

The iconic masks of the Italian commedia dell’arte—Harlequin, Pierrot, Colombina, Pulcinella, and others—have been vagabonding the roads of Russian cultural history for more than three centuries. This book explores how these masks, and the artistic principles of the commedia dell’arte that they embody, have profoundly affected the Russian artistic imagination, providing a source of inspiration for leading Russian artists as diverse as nineteenth-century writer Nikolai Gogol, modernist theater director Evgenii Vakhtangov, Vladimir Nabokov, and the empress of Russian popular culture Alla Pugacheva. The author presents a new perspective on this topic, showing how the commedia dell’arte has nourished a rich cultural tradition in Russia.

Russian Publication

Ty prava, Filumena! (Russian) Hardcover – 2012

Kniga Olgi Simonovoi-Partan - bezuslovnoe sobytie v zhanre memuarnoi prozy. Vnuchka vydaiushchegosia aktera i rezhissera Rubena Nikolaevicha Simonova, doch izvestnogo rezhissera Evgeniia Rubenovicha Simonova i aktrisy Valerii Nikolaevny Razinkovoi, ona sumela iarko, emotcionalno, so mnozhestvom udivitelnykh detalei pokazat ispolnennuiu dramatizma istoriiu vzaimootnoshenii roditelei, strasti, kipevshie na stcene i za stcenoi teatra. Na stranitcakh knigi chitatel vstretitsia takzhe s E. Kniazevym, V. Lanovym, L. Maksakovoi, Tc. Mansurovoi, M. Ulianovym, V. Shalevichem, Iu. Iakovlevym, Iu. Liubimovym, O. Efremovym i drugimi masterami stceny, uvidit mnogie storony akterskoi zhizni s neparadnoi storony.

 

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