Doctor Zhivago


Doctor Zhivago refers to the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak, and various adaptations of the novel. The novel was first published in 1957 in Italy (in Russian) thanks to the publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, who had smuggled the manuscript out of the USSR.[1] The story, in all of its forms, describes the life of the fictional Russian physician Yuri Zhivago and deals with love and loss during the turmoil of revolution and war. Media using the name Doctor Zhivago includes the following:

  • Doctor Zhivago (novel), a 1957 novel by Boris Pasternak
    • Doctor Zhivago (film), a 1965 film by David Lean
    • Doctor Zhivago (TV miniseries), a 2002 TV mini-series by Giacomo Campiotti, starring Hans Matheson
    • Doctor Zhivago (musical), a 2006 musical, composed by Lucy Simon
    • Doctor Zhivago (2006 miniseries), a Russian miniseries starring Oleg Menshikov and Chulpan Khamatova[2]

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