Monday, October 16, 2006

Readings From Russia at Chapters Runnymede

I’ve got a letter today with some questions regarding the Readings from Russia event.
  • What is happening at that Readings?
  • Is he just reading in Russian?
  • Do they have books so that you can follow the Readings?
  • I have in Russian 'Voina i Mir' and I would like to hear how he reads that.
Please and thanks.
Now, I can show the pictures which are telling more then words about this interesting occasion.

And my short answers are:
  • Vladimir Shatsev gives introductions to some of the great works of Russian literature.
  • Vladimir gives his presentations in English.
  • O, yes, you can buy the books at the Chapters Runnymede or order them on-line.
  • I think, Vladimir could read for you some pieces from War and Peace in Russian.

Vladimir Shatsev: A picture moment.
Credit: itceremony

Vladimir Shatsev: Readings from Russia

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Friday, October 13, 2006

Oksana’s Journey From Fall to Flickr

Fall 2006 Flicr's Set
Photography by Oksana Shlakhter

Сегодня случайно вышла в сад. А там осень. Так жаль...
Почему-то лета ждёшь-ждёшь... А осень всегда приходит внезапно.
Встанешь однажды, выглянешь в окно, а на траве багряные листья...
Вся-то осень - с опавший лист...
Copyright © 2006 Oksana Shlakhter

Today I’ve heard on the radio that this weekend is the last one for fall foliage watchers.
But what will keep my memory about this colorful fall’s season is this full of feelings photo journey of Oksana into her garden.
There are my humble attempts to interpret it.

Today I have occasionally come into my garden. And there has already come fall. It is so pity...
For some reasons you’ve been waiting for summer for a long time... But fall always comes all of a sudden.
You wake up once in the morning, look out into a window, and crimson leaves rested on grass...
The fall is dropped down like this fallen down leaf...
It's not so laconic like in Russian, but you can try to translate this passage.
I am looking forward to read your version.

Oksana's Pro Photo Collection on flickr
Credit: Oksana Shlakhter


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Friday, October 06, 2006

Vladimir Shatsev: Readings from Russia

Readings from Russia
Credit: The Russian House Community Centre

The Russian House Community Centre & Chapters Runnymede

Readings from Russia

When: Tuesdays in October 2006
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Chapters Runnymede Theatre
Location: 2225 Bloor Street West, Toronto
(Bloor subway at Runnymede station)
Google map: Runnymede - Chapters, 2225 Bloor Street West

Join Vladimir Shatsev at Chapters Runnymede for a relaxed and lively introduction to some of the great works of Russian literature.

October 10
Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev >>>
Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov >>>

October 17
Crime and Punishment by Fedor Dostoyevsky
The Compromise by Sergey Dovlatov

October 24
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin by Vladimir Voinovich

October 31
Dead Souls
by Nikoai Gogol
Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov
Life and Fate by Vasilii Grossman
Speak Memory by Vladimir Nabokov

For more information call 416-761-9773

Vladimir Shatsev, M.A., originlly taught in the schools and universities of St.Petersburg, Russia developing the innovative teaching ideas which have won him international acclaim from the BBC, Radio Liberty in New York, and the International Harwich Festival in England.

Русские Чтения - Readings from Russia

10 романов великих русских писателей в книжном салоне Chapters:

Иван Тургенев и Михаил Булгаков,
Федор Достоевский и Сергей Довлатов,
Лев Толстой и Владимир Войнович,
Иван Гончаров и Владимир Набоков,
Николай Гоголь и Василий Гроссман.

Почему следует прочитать эти книги?

В октябре 2006 в салоне книжного магазина Chapters пройдут беседы о пользе и удовольствии от чтения и перечитывания этих авторов.
Цель их – заинтересовать, поделиться знаниями, чтобы вы услышали живые голоса писателей, способных быть нашими современниками и собеседниками.

Проведет эти беседы Владимир Шацев, преподаватель словесности из Санкт-Петербурга.
Собеседников поражают его глубокое знание русской классической литературы и оригинальные методы ее интерпретации, его непринужденная манера разговора и юмор.
Все это подкупает и заставляет еще и еще раз встретиться с Владимиром, чтобы дослушать недослушанное, высказать то, что пришло в голову после беседы.

Беседы организованы Chapters Runnymede Theatre совместно с общественным центром Русский дом (Russian House Community Centre) и Русским Конгрессом Канады (Russian Speaking Congress of Canada).

В октябре 2006 Владимир Шацев ждет вас каждый вторник в 7:30 вечера в салоне книжного магазина Chapters (2225 Bloor St. W. Станция метро Runnymede).

Беседы проходят на английском языке.

Более подробная информация по телефону 416-761-9773

Readings from Russia: 10 Great Russian Writers Come Alive at Chapters

Ivan Turgenev, Leo Tolstoy, Fedor Dostoevsky, Ivan Goncharov & Nikolai Gogol are among the great names of Russian writers in the nineteenth century. Their novels open us to a wide world of thought & emotion, tragedy & farce, brutality & compassion. And even though the nineteenth century may seen far behind us in time, the characters of these stories, their dramas & fates, can still speak to us in the twenty-first century. Their voices are just waiting to be heard…
Fortunately, there is one man who can help us hear those voices, who can give us the reasons to open a book we may have heard of (like War and Peace), but which we have never read, who can inspire us to take the time to listen to these voices who have so much to say to us – about Russia, about the struggle to love a wife, a husband, or a child, about a world of chaos & beauty & catastrophe, but most of all: about ourselves.
That man is Vladimir Shatsev, a prominent teacher of the great Russian writers of the nineteenth & twentieth centuries, whom you can meet at Chapters Runnymede during the month of October.
Before arriving in Canada, Vladimir worked in the schools & universities of St. Petersburg, developing the innovative ideas & attitudes towards teaching which won him the respect & enjoyment of his students, as well as international acclaim from the BBC, Radio Liberty in New York, & the International Harwich Festival in England.
When I first met Vladimir, I was struck by three things: his knowledge of the world of the books & writers he would speak about, his wonderful touches of humour & whimsy which put me at ease, & his genuine ability to share the humanity of these voices in a way that made me want to track down these titles & discover them for myself.
During October, Vladimir will be presenting brief introductions to 10 great Russian writers – 5 from the nineteenth century, & 5 from the twentieth century. You may have read – or heard of – some of these books, but you don’t need to have read any of them! Vladimir’s goal is to intrigue you with his knowledge, his humour & his wonderful grammatical errors, so that you can start to listen to those voices from another time, another country, which can still speak to all of us today.
Vladimir Shatsev will be appearing at Chapters Runnymede, each Tuesday in October at 7:30 p.m.
For further information about Readings from Russia, please phone Chapters Runnymede: 416-761-9773.
Randall Withell, Chapters Runnymede

Copyright © 2006 Randall Withell

Кустодиев Борис Михаилович
Московский трактир. Масло. 1916

Credit: Государственная Третьяковская Галерея | The State Tretyakov Gallery - The National Museum of Russian Fine Art


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