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A History of Russian Theatre

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Robert Leach, Victor Borovsky, Catriona Kelly, A. P. D. Briggs, Anatoly Altschuller, Cynthia Marsh, Inna Solovyova, Kate Sealey Rahman, Andy Adamson, John Warrack, Arkady Ostrovsky, Jean Benedetti, Spencer Golub, Inna Solovyova, Brigit Beumers, Anatoly Smeliansky
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  • Date Published: December 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521034357

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  • This is the first comprehensive history of Russian theater in English since the fall of Communism. Written by an international team of experts, the book brings together the fruits of recent research into all areas of Russian theater history. Of particular interest will be the chapters written by senior Russian academics. The History covers the whole range of Russian dramatic experience, from puppet theater to ballet and grand opera. A key feature of the History is the collection of rare photographs, some published for the first time, chronicling the development of Russian theater.

    • A complete comprehensive history of Russian theatre in English
    • Written by a team of international scholars including historians from Russia
    • Contains rare photographs
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    "This collaboratively written work will be valued for its broadly based approach and its encyclopedic information...It has no competitor." Slavic and East European Journal

    "A gift to be embraced by English-speaking historians. If this material is not already part of our general theatre history courses, it needs to be incorporated; and if we already give Russian/Soviet theatre the attention it desrves, then these books will revitalize and enhance our understanding." Theatre Survey

    "The book offers the general reader an intelligent survey of the subject...useful introduction." Slavic Review Winter 2001

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    • Date Published: December 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521034357
    • length: 464 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.701kg
    • contains: 37 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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
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    Index.

  • Authors

    Robert Leach, University of Birmingham

    Victor Borovsky, University of London

    Contributors

    Robert Leach, Victor Borovsky, Catriona Kelly, A. P. D. Briggs, Anatoly Altschuller, Cynthia Marsh, Inna Solovyova, Kate Sealey Rahman, Andy Adamson, John Warrack, Arkady Ostrovsky, Jean Benedetti, Spencer Golub, Inna Solovyova, Brigit Beumers, Anatoly Smeliansky

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