Women in Russian Theatre: The Actress in the Silver Age

Women in Russian Theatre: The Actress in the Silver Age

by Catherine Schuler, Schuler Catheri, C. Schuler
     
 

Women in Russian Theatre is a fascinating feminist counterpoint to the established area of Russian theatre populated by male artists such as Stanislavsky, Chekov and Meyerhold. With unprecedented access to newly-opened files in Russia, Catherine Schuler brings to light the actresses who had an impact upon Russian modernist theatre.
Schuler brings to

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Women in Russian Theatre is a fascinating feminist counterpoint to the established area of Russian theatre populated by male artists such as Stanislavsky, Chekov and Meyerhold. With unprecedented access to newly-opened files in Russia, Catherine Schuler brings to light the actresses who had an impact upon Russian modernist theatre.
Schuler brings to light the extradordinary lives and work of eight Russian actresses who flourished on the stage between the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415111058
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Series:
Gender in Performance Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Note on transliteration
1The Apogee of the Actress: Rhetoric Or Reality1
2The Nina Zarechnaia Epidemic: Economics and Consequences19
3Mariia Savina: Privilege and Power in the Imperial Theatres41
4An Uneasy Alliance: Glikeriia Fedotova and Mariia Ermolova at the Malyi Theatre64
5Narodnichestvo, Nationalism, and Neurasthenia: Polina Strepetova as Populist Icon89
6Enter the Actress-Entrepreneur: Anna Brenko and Her Successors110
7Lidia Iavorksaia: The Silver Age Actress as Unruly Woman137
8Little Girl Lost: The Deification of Vera Kommissarzhevskaia155
Notes189
Select bibliography242
Index254

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