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LIFE'S A FREEWHEELING VENDOR– Russia
By Joseph (Osip) Brodsky
With: Igor Pekhovich
Musicians: Vadim Pravilov (contrabass), Sergey Letov (brass
Stage design: Maria Orlova
Duration: approx. 60 min.
Language: Russian (German translation will be available)
Joseph (Osip) Brodsky was born in St. Petersburg
(Leningrad) in 1940. Celebrated as the greatest Russian poet
of his generation, Brodsky was exiled from the Soviet Union
in 1972. He authored nine volumes of poetry, as well as several
collections of essays, received the Nobel Prize for Literature
in 1987 and was America’s Poet Laureate in 1991-92. He
died in 1996 in New York. Language was for him a vehicle of
civilization, superior to history, living longer than any state.
Famous actor and director, Igor Pekhovich was Yuri Lyubimov’s
student at Moscow’s Theatre Academy and is a member of
the troupe of the Taganka Theatre.
His adaptation of Brodsky’s writings was awarded many
prizes. Pekhovich is accompanied by two excellent and internationally
Life's a freewheeling vendor is divided into four parts: 1.
A Portrait of the Tragedy, 2. A Speech about Spilt Milk, 3.
Life's a freewheeling vendor, 4. A Letter to the Wall.