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Proms Literary Festival: Russian Fairytales

Robert Chandler, who has edited a new fairytale anthology, and Russian-born writer Zinovy Zinik discuss the tradition of Russian fairytales and their influence on music and literature, including a glimpse at some of their most extraordinary characters - from Baba Yaga, the old witch who lives in a house on chicken legs and eats children, to Koschey the Deathless, who rides naked through mountains on his magic steed in search of prey.

20 minutes

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Fri 5 Sep 2008 20:35

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