Apollinaire on art: essays and reviews, ..
Apollinaire on Art: Essays and Reviews 1902-1918.
Apollinaire also edited a number of reviews, publishedsatirical and semi-pornographical texts, and proclaimed that thewriting of would dominate the20th-century. He introducded the Russian theatre director VselovodMeyerhold to the works of the Venetian dramatist Carlo Gozzi, a who had written the play (1761). In this anti-realisticfarce, three princesses are imprisoned inside three oranges; two ofthem die of thirst. The Eccentrics save the life of the third by givingher a bucket of water. The Prince falls in love with her. Meyerholdtranslated the play into Russian and published the work in theinaugural issue of his journal, entitled . Before the composer Sergey Prokofiev left Russia, Mayerhold handed him his journal, recommending that Prokofievuses his own adaptation of the play for an opera. The revolutionary commedia dell'arte opera premieredin Chicago, on 31 December 1921; it is best remembered for its popularMarch. F. Scott Fitzgerald referred to the opera in :"His dream had begun in sombre majesty; navy blue uniforms crossed adark plaza behind bands playing the second movement of Prokofieff's'Love of Three Oranges.'"
Apollinaire on Art: Essays and Reviews, 1902-1918 (A …
Living apart from his mother with his brother Albert in complete freedom, Apollinaire assumed in his youththeidentity of a Russian prince. He received a French education at theCollège Saint-Charles in Monaco, and afterwards in schools in Cannesand Nice. Employed as a tutor for the daughter of a German viscountess,Apollinaire traveled widely in Europe. During the summer of 1899 hewent to the Ardennes regionof Belgium.