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The Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies is the home of undergraduate and graduate programs in all fields connected to Russia, Eastern Europe, and former Soviet Eurasia at the University of Oregon. Together with its sister programs in the Oregon Consortium of International and Area Studies Programs (OCIAS), the Center is located in Prince Lucien Campbell Hall (PLC) on the University of Oregon campus.
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Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences in collaboration with the University of Oregon Libraries, University Housing, Global Scholars Hall, Theater Arts, and School of Music and Dance present:
“The Dragon”, a parable devoted to Putin and Putin’s Russia based on Evgenii Shvarts’s cult drama.
Put-in, a three-headed, oil-drinking dragon, is venerated by the city because he protects it from other dragons. Each year, a girl is sent to his palace, and afterward no one hears from her again. The event is marked by a celebration involving the girl, her family, and the general populace. One day, a knight-errant Lancelot arrives in the city. A descendant of King Arthur’s knight and a distant relative of St. George, Lancelot falls in love with the “celebrated” girl, a teenage gymnast, and challenges the dragon…
In this bilingual Russian and English play, Lancelot and one of the Dragon Heads speak English so the audience can understand the events unfolding on stage.