Item description for Russian Comedy of the Nikolaian Era (Russian Theatre Archive) by L. Senelick...
Lensky's Her First Night was an immensely popular vaudeville which held the stage for years; Kozma Prutkov's Fantasy is a parody of vaudeville which was banned after one night. Turgenev's Luncheon with the Marshal is a comedy of manners about provincial life, and Saltykov-Schedrin's Pazukhin's Death is a satire of greed and corruption so savage that it was forbidden during the author's lifetime. This collection constitutes a remarkable comic spectrum which will assist in enlarging the English language repertoire with a set of newly available and hightly stageworthy scripts. These four Russian comedies were written during the reign of Nicholas I, a period of considerable repression and censorship. They represent the most popular genres of the period.
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Studio: Harwood Academic
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.53" Width: 7.4" Height: 0.71" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1997
ISBN 9057020491 ISBN13 9789057020490
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