Andrey M. Lesovichenko


The article is devoted to the embodiment of one of the popular Western European fairy tale plots on the Russian musical screen. The theme associated with the image of Puss in Boots became especially widespread in the 20th century. It is significant that many incarnations of this fairy tale appeared in literature, music, fine arts and screen arts in Russia. According to the author, it is one of the brightest artistic expressions of Russian Westernism. The first major work was the children's opera composed by César Cui (1913). The libretto was written by Marina Pol'. After this opus, already in the Soviet and post-Soviet times, there are many literary works, cartoons, feature films, operas and musical things for children's performance, professional theatrical productions, drawings and sculptures were created. In this paper, first of all, the author explores the especially significant films, cartoons, and video recordings of musical performances.


Fairy tale;Puss in Boots;Charles Perrault;César Cui;Zinaida and Valentina Brumberg;Harry Bardin;children's movie;cartoon


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