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J M Barrie and the Ballets Russes
International Journal of Comparative Literature and Translation Studies
Barrie's playlet The Truth about the Russian Dancers (written as a direct response to the impact upon British cultural life of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes) has been hardly discussed in the literary scholarship dedicated to his writings. By placing the playlet in the social and political context of the age, as well as focusing on close analysis of the textual variants of the manuscript, the paper discusses Barrie's exploration of the impressionistic notion of the unfamiliar and the exotic. It isfatcat:36uhuszrzbdfddlvonqcmrxbue