Aleksandr Pushkin – Seven Olympians

Aleksandr Pushkin

Venue: Cafe Sladers, West Bay Road, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4EL
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Pushkin - Seven Olympians

Pushkin, in the West thanks to Tchaikovsky, is indirectly revered as the creator of Eugene Onegin, in a verse novel of that name whose virtuoso poetic performance is fired by the ingeniously sprawling 14-line rhyming stanza Pushkin devised for it and whose insights into romantic love are wonderful.   But then there are his song-like poems, his chamber drama with a vast backdrop, ‘The Gipsies’, and his gripping swan-song masterpiece,

‘The Bronze Horseman’, perhaps the greatest legend ever to come out of St Petersburg.

Dostoyevsky said that although there had been other men, like Shakespeare, Cervantes, and Schiller, whose genius had been “of enormous greatness, show me just one of those great geniuses who possessed such a capacity for universal empathy as did our Pushkin”.

"Thank you for a sensational evening of Pushkin- a great ”performance. . . I had read that it can sometimes be difficult to fully appreciate Pushkin in translation. Both your rendering, and the translations that you chose, proved that Pushkin is most accessible and hugely enjoyable."
Sue Hicks
after Pushkin Night in Farnham
"A most stimulating evening. I am so glad I came".
Jennifer Anderson
after Pushkin Night in London
"Thank you again for an incredibly interesting and informative lecture"
Svetlana Calladine
after Pushkin Night in Farnham
"Particularly involving and pleasurable".
Member of the audience
after Pushkin Night in Lewes

Tickets £12.50 or £30 with dinner (served from 6pm) 

Tickets available from Cafe Sladers

Call 01308 459511 to make a booking

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Top picture: Ilya Repin, Alexander Sergeyevitch Pushkin recites his poem before Gavrila Derzhavin during the Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum exam on January 8th, 1815 (1911).

Lower picture: Alexander Alexandrovich Naumov, Duel of Pushkin (1850)

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