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The green lantern : a romance of Stalinist Russia

Author: Jerome Charyn
Publisher: New York : Thunder's Mouth Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2004.
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A Soviet theater troupe dares to put on Shakespeare's King Lear, but shortly before the performance, the actor playing the title role falls ill. The prop manager, a lumbering, largely silent bear of a man - completely inappropriate for the part, according to common perception - finds himself literally thrust into the spotlight.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Lear, King of England (Legendary character); Joseph Stalin; William Shakespeare; Lear, King of England (Legendary character); William Shakespeare; Joseph Stalin
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome Charyn
ISBN: 1568583125 9781568583129
OCLC Number: 56363127
Description: 357 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Ivanushka --
pt. 2. Maxim's milk --
pt. 3. Marissa --
pt. 4. Strangler's Lane --
pt. 5. Tomcat --
pt. 6. Banditka --
pt. 7. Azumov --
pt. 8. Malaya Nikitskaya --
pt. 9. The Bolshoi underground.
Responsibility: Jerome Charyn.
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A Soviet theater troupe dares to put on Shakespeare's King Lear, but shortly before the performance, the actor playing the title role falls ill. The prop manager, a lumbering, largely silent bear of a man - completely inappropriate for the part, according to common perception - finds himself literally thrust into the spotlight.

His performance becomes the talk of Moscow, and he falls under the direct scrutiny of Joseph Stalin, who controls whether the show will proceed and the actors will live to give another performance. An audacious winter's tale, The Green Lantern is an exploration of Shakespeare, the Soviet Union, and what it is to p̀erform, '' by one of the great American writers.

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