Thursday, January 10, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A London premier of Caribbean-British poet John Agard as you’ve never seen him before. An entertaining whirlwind spin on Pushkin’s verse novel, Eugene Onegin, in which Agard plays all the parts. First performance at Pushkin House, Thursday 10th January 2019.
Friday, January 11, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A London premier of Caribbean-British poet John Agard as you’ve never seen him before. An entertaining whirlwind spin on Pushkin’s verse novel, Eugene Onegin, in which Agard plays all the parts. Second performance at Pushkin House, Friday 11th January 2019. This performance will be the last date of ‘Pushkin’s Half-Hour’ national tour - don’t miss it!
Marita Phillips is the great-great-great granddaughter of both Pushkin and Nicholas I. She has spent many years writing the libretto for Pushkin - The Opera, which will premiere in the UK on July 11th and 12th at Grange Park Opera, with a score by Russian composer Konstantin Boyarsky. Join us to learn the background of the opera in a conversation between Marita Phillips and poet and writer Sasha Dugdale.
A book launch and reading from the first volume of Alma Classics’s new complete edition of Pushkin’s lyrics and shorter poetry – well over 700 verses – with Pushkin’s original Russian (or occasionally French) texts and English translations on facing pages.
This year Pushkin’s birth is celebrated at Pushkin House with a bilingual reading – a poem for each year of his writing life, from the age of fourteen to thirty-six . A different translator has been chosen for each poem, representing the wide variety of responses to Pushkin during the twentieth century and the present time: by such as Carol Ann Duffy, Seamus Heaney, Christopher Reid, Elaine Feinstein, Eavan Boland, Michael Frayn and others. This is a Pushkin Club event.