Pushkin ballets

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Works by the Russian writer Aleksandr Pushkin (1799–1837) have provided the inspiration for many ballets, especially in Russia. A list includes Glushkovsky's Ruslan and Lyudmila (Moscow, 1821), Didelot's The Prisoner of the Caucasus (St Petersburg, 1823), Saint-Léon's The Goldfish (St Petersburg, 1867), F. Nijinsky's A Victim of Jealousy (Kiev, 1892), Lavrovsky's The Prisoner of the Caucasus (Leningrad, 1938), Boyarchikov's The Queen of Spades (1969), and Zakharov's The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Leningrad, 1934), The Aristocratic Peasant Girl (Moscow, 1946), and The Bronze Horseman (Leningrad, 1949). The most famous example of a Pushkin ballet outside Russia is Cranko's Onegin (Stuttgart, 1965). Other Western examples include Massine's Aleko (New York, 1942), Skibine's Le Prisonnier du Caucase (Paris, 1951), Lifar's La Dame de pique (Monte Carlo, 1960), and Petit's La Dame de pique (1977).

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