By Catherine A. Schuler

What position did the theatre—both institutionally and literally—play in Russia’s modernization? How did the relatively harmonious dating that constructed one of the country, the the Aristocracy, and the theatre within the eighteenth century rework into ideological conflict among the nation and the intelligentsia within the 19th? How have been the identities of the Russian humans and the Russian soul configured and adjusted through actors in St. Petersburg and Moscow? utilizing the dramatic occasions of nineteenth-century Russian heritage as a backdrop, Catherine Schuler solutions those questions by way of revealing the complicated hyperlinks between nationwide modernization, id, and theatre.

Schuler attracts upon modern journals written and released by means of the knowledgeable the Aristocracy and the intelligentsia—who represented the highbrow, aesthetic, and cultural teams of the day—as good as upon the legislation of the Russian empire and upon theatrical memoirs. With attention-grabbing element, she spotlights the ideologically charged binaries ascribed to in demand actors—authentic/performed, primitive/civilized, Russian/Western—that reflected the volatility of nationwide identification from the Napoleonic Wars during the reign of Alexander II.

If the trail traveled via Russian artists and audiences from the flip of the 19th century to the period of the good Reforms finds whatever approximately Russian tradition and society, it can be that there's not anything more challenging than being Russian in Russia. via exploring the ways that theatrical directors, playwrights, and actors spoke back to 3 tsars, wars, and an important rebellion, this rigorously crafted publication demonstrates the conflict for the hearts and minds of the Russian people.

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