Women In Russian Theatre The Actress in the Silver Age
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.
'Fills a yawning gap in our knowledge of a crucial factor that shaped Russian drama, literature and public opinion.' - Slavonic & East European Review
'Makes an important contribution to women's theatre studies in general and Russian theatre in particular.' - Theatre Research International
'richly detailed and fascinating... an engaging and rewarding read' - Revolutionary Russia