The archetypal plot relating of a mermaid unites a complex of common motifs, i.e. marriage, betrayal, deceived expectations, death, and revenge. The mermaid plot enjoyed a particular popularity in the 19th century, thus, it is not by chance that A.S. Pushkin and A.S. Dargomyzhsky paid attention to it. In Pushkin’s dramatic work, the story turns tragic and completely devoid of any of its comic characteristics. In Pushkin’s drama, the mermaid plot became complete and conceptually more integral, while in A.S. Dargomyzhsky’s opera it acquired psychological depth and richness. Pushkin’s text attracted the librettist as an inexhaustible source of creative self-expression, bearing the previous cultural experience.
|Translated title of the contribution||The Mermaid Theme as Interpreted by A.S. Dargomyzhsky: on Creating a Libretto|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Известия Уральского федерального университета. Серия 2: Гуманитарные науки|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
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