Dobrusky Play Featured in Book
January 12, 2012
Beethoven ‘N’ Pierrot, a play written by NDSU Theatre Arts Assistant Professor Pavel Dobrusky, is discussed at length in Beethoven in America, a book recently released by author Michael Broyles.
Broyles’ book seeks to understand Beethoven as he exists in America as a cultural icon. He discusses Beethoven’s portrayal in popular music, movies, theatre, religion, and science. Dobrusky’s play, which premiered in December 1995 in Denver, Colorado, is discussed in the chapter titled “Beethoven and Theatre.” Beethoven ‘N’ Pierrot consists of 50 short stories that feature the thoughts Beethoven is experiencing in his last two hours of life. The stories range from the absurd to poignant and include characters both real and imaginary in the life of this great composer.