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A History of Russian Theatre


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List of illustrations; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Russian theatre in world theatre Robert Leach; Russian theatre in Russian culture Victor Borovsky; 1. The origins of the Russian theatre Catriona Kelly; 2. The organisation of the Russian theatre, 1645-1763 Victor Borovsky; 3. The emergence of the Russian theatre, 1763-1800 Victor Borovsky; 4. Writers and repertoires, 1800-1850 A. D. P. Briggs; 5. Actors and acting, 1820-1850 Anatoly Altschuller; 6. Popular, provincial and amateur theatres, 1820-1900 Catriona Kelly; 7. Realism in the Russian theatre, 1850-1882 Cynthia Marsh; 8. Aleksandr Ostrovsky - dramatist and director Kate Sealey Rahman; 9. The Russian Imperial Ballet Andy Adamson; 10. Russian opera John Warrack; 11. Imperial and private theatres, 1882-1905 Arkady Ostrovsky; 12. Stanislavsky and the Moscow Art Theatre, 1898-1938 Jean Benedetti; 13. The Silver Age, 1905-1917 Spencer Golub; 14. Revolutionary theatre, 1917-1930 Robert Leach; 15. The Theatre and Socialist Realism, 1929-1953 Inna Solovyova; 16. The 'thaw' and after, 1953-1986 Birgit Beumers; 17. Russian theatre in the post-communist era Anatoly Smeliansky; 18. Russian theatre and Western theatres Robert Leach; Select bibliography; Index.

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A comprehensive history of Russian theatre, written by an international team of experts.


'Leach and Borovskey have constructed an illuminating and extensive survey.' Plays International

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