July 18, 1993 |
In the manner of Pushkin beginning his "Golden Cockerel" ("Somewhere, some time long since gone/Lived the glorious Tsar Dadon. . . ."), Donald Harington lets us know from the first sentence that we are to be in a world where art is at least as important as reality: "Ekaterina you were, and you were not at all. You were from a land far away, once upon a time and upon no time at all . . .