1st Edition

Women In Russian Theatre The Actress in the Silver Age

By Catherine Schuler Copyright 1996
    272 Pages
    by Routledge

    272 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Chapter 1 The Apogee of the Actress; Chapter 2 The Nina Zarechnaia Epidemic; Chapter 3 Mariia Savina; Chapter 4 An Uneasy Alliance; Chapter 5 Narodnichestvo, Nationalism, and Neurasthenia; Chapter 6 Enter the Actress-Entrepreneur; Chapter 7 Lidia Iavorskaia; Chapter 8 Little Girl Lost;


    Catherine A. Schuler is Associate Professor of Theatre History at the University of Maryland. She is co-editor of Theatre and Feminist Aesthetics and has published widely in the areas of Russian theatre and feminist performance.

    '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