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J M Barrie and the ballets russes

Sobolev, Olga (2016) J M Barrie and the ballets russes. International Journal of Comparative Literature and Translation Studies, 4 (1). pp. 17-22. ISSN 2202-9451

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Identification Number: 10.7575/aiac.ijclts.v.4n.1p.23

Abstract

Barrie’s playlet The Truth about the Russian Dancers (written as a direct response to the impact upon British cultural life of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes) has been hardly discussed in the literary scholarship dedicated to his writings. By placing the playlet in the social and political context of the age, as well as focusing on close analysis of the textual variants of the manuscript, the paper discusses Barrie’s exploration of the impressionistic notion of the unfamiliar and the exotic. It is shown that as a searching piece of dramatic criticism, the work provides a penetrating reflection on cultural dialogism produced within the framework of a modernist, rather than Edwardian platform, and thus puts into new perspective certain aspects of the British perception of what was notoriously categorised as the Russian myth.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.journals.aiac.org.au/index.php/IJCLTS/i...
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author © CC BY 4.0
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Sets: Departments > Language Centre
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2016 15:59
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2020 23:33
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66034

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