Actors Cross the Volga: A Study of the 19th Century Russian Theatre and of Soviet Theatres in War, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Actors Cross the Volga

A Study of the 19th Century Russian Theatre and of Soviet Theatres in War, 1st Edition

By Joseph Macleod


374 pages

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First published in 1946. In this study of Russian theatre, the author explores the developments of drama and the theatre throughout the nineteenth-century. Macleod examines imperial and serf theatres, the impact of Russian drama on the east and west, and the regeneration of theatre at the start of the twentieth-century. This title will be of great interest to students of Theatre Studies and Russian History.

Table of Contents

Part One: Old World, Early Nineteenth Century; 1. Imperial Theatres 2. Slave Theatres; Part Two: Old World, Later Nineteenth Century; 3. The Coming of the Professional Manager 4. Stars, Officials and a People’s Theatre 5. Strolling and Touring Players 6. The Seagull and the Petrel; Part Three: The War, First Aspect; 7. Evacuees 8. Impacts of East and West; Part Four: The War, Second Aspect; 9. Brigades at the Front 10. Brigades at the Rear 11. War Plays of Fact, Fiction and Fancy; Part Five: New World; 12. War and Peace 13. The Young 14. Odds and Ends 15. Regeneration; Appendices; List of Sources; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Art and Culture in the Nineteenth Century

This set of 11 volumes, originally published between 1946 and 2001, amalgamates a wide breadth of research on Art and Culture in the Nineteenth Century, including studies on photography, theatre, opera, and music. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of art and cultural history.

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HISTORY / General