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Re: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0395  Monday, 11 February 2002

From:           Himadri Chatterjee <
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Date:           Friday, 8 Feb 2002 16:37:52 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: 13.0379 Re: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0379 Re: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Nikolai Leskov's story has long been regarded as a classic in Russia,
and seems to me to be a prototype for noir books/films such as "Double
Indemnity".

Incidentally, Shostakovich's opera does stray from its source material
(i.e. Leskov's story) quite significantly. There is a quite nauseating
scene in Leskov's story where the murderous pair kill a child.  This was
perhaps too much even for Shostakovich!

Didn't Turgenev write a story entitled "King Lear of the Steppes"? I
don't know this one, I'm afraid.

Himadri

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