The motive of Russian Pierrot - profile of Alexander Vertinsky Cover Image

„Szlakiem rosyjskiego Pierrota” — sylwetka Aleksandra Wertyńskiego
The motive of Russian Pierrot - profile of Alexander Vertinsky

Author(s): Justyna Ślęzak
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Music, Studies of Literature, Russian Literature, Philology
Published by: Polskie Towarzystwo Rusycytyczne
Keywords: Alexander Vertinsky; Russian literature; motive of Pierrot; performances; theatre

Summary/Abstract: This article describes a great composer, romance singer, drama and movie actor Alexander Vertinsky. The subject of the analysis is characteristics of the bard’s creative activity, as well as his life story — especially during the emigration period.Alexander Vertinsky was an artist popular among the Russian audience. His specific man-ner on the stage, gestures, stage image — Pierrot’s costume aroused interest and emotions among the spectators who were attending his performances in crowds. Forced by the political situation in his homeland Vertinsky decided to emigrate from it in the 20’s. It was the begin-ning of his 20 year long separation from the country that left the trail in composer’s creative activity and life. His fame outside the country, numerous concerts, international public and his acquaintance were never able to reduce the artist’s wrench after leaving the homeland.

  • Issue Year: 4/2010
  • Issue No: 132
  • Page Range: 15-26
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish