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Bolshoi confidential : secrets of the Russian ballet from the rule of the tsars to today / Simon Morrison.
Morrison, Simon Alexander, 1964-
Ballet -- Russia -- History.
Ballet -- Soviet Union -- History.
Ballet -- Political aspects -- Russia -- History.
Ballet -- Political aspects -- Soviet Union -- History.
Bolshoi teatr SSSR.Balet -- History.
New York, N.Y. : Liveright Publishing Corporation, 
xxix, 507 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages -479) and index.
The swindling magician -- Napoleon and after -- Fleet as lightning: the career of Ekaterina Sankovskaya -- Imperialism -- After the Bolsheviks -- Censorship -- I, Maya Plisetskaya -- Epilogue.
A history of the Bolshoi Ballet from its dubious beginnings in 1776 to the present, exploring its political ties and importance under various Russian regimes and how it came to define both Russian culture and ballet itself.
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