The Death of Tarelkin and Other Plays

And it was precisely this marriage of social comedy and the pièce bien faite that Sukhovo - Kobylin sought to achieve in Krechinsky's Wedding . Through the naïveté and gullibility of both Lidochka and Atuyeva , he satirized the social ...

Author: Александр Сухово-Кобылин

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 3718656949

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 210

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Sukhovo-Kobylin's "Trilogy - Krechinshy's Wedding, The Case"and "The Death of Tarelkin" represent the sole literary legacy of their aristocratic author whose involvement in a sensational murder case became one of the great scandals of mid-19th century Russian society. Out of the drama of his own life, Sukhovo-Kobylin fashioned a trilogy of plays remarkable for the acidity of their satire against the tsarist bureaucracy and police. It is not only for their pungent satire that the plays have continued to attract attention ever since. They are, above all, splendidly theatrical and encompass not one but several different traditions of theatre from the "well-made play" of Scribe to the absurd comedy of Gogol. "As for sheer stagecraft," writes Price D.S. Mirsky in his "A History of Russian Literature," "they have no rivals in Russian literary drama." Harold B. Segel is Professor of Slavic and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, New York. He is the author of ten books and numer

The St Petersburg Imperial Theaters

Sukhovo-Kobylin's Krechinsky's Wedding was one of the most popular Russian plays. It was “enormous,” according to the critic “Lvo›.”21 This threeact comedy tells the tale of Krechinsky, a leading light of the Moscow beau monde, ...

Author: Murray Frame

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476608051

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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The opulent St. Petersburg Imperial Theaters were subsidized and administered by the Russian court from the eighteenth century until the collapse of the tsarist order in 1917. This close association raises many questions about the uses of these theaters and where their loyalties lay in early twentieth century Russia. This history begins in 1900 with the theater flourishing but undergoing change, then chronicles the impact of war and revolution, as well as audience and administration, leading up to the effective re-establishment of state control over the theaters by the Bolsheviks in 1920. While the theaters were often allied with the forces of change, their grandeur harked back to the age of the tsars, creating an irony that is explored here in depth. Photographs and diagrams of the theaters are included, along with photographs of the central historical figures, and contemporary cartoons referring to the theaters.

Moscow Performances II

... if overly long , Alexander Kolker , tells of a card musical based Alexander sharp , Krechinsky ( Solomin ) , out to Sukhovo ... Krechinsky's Wedding romantic innocent , Lidochka To ape the Roman emperors , ( Lyudmila Titova ) .

Author: John Freedman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9057550830

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 118

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This is a collection of John Freedman's reviews and articles, most originally written for the Moscow Times, in which he focuses his expert critical eye on the directors, writers and actors who held centre stage during the 1996-97 theatre season in Moscow. The book looks at the debut of promising new artists and directors at the Moscow Art Theatre celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and offers a wealth of insight into the latest developments in Russian theatre. Freedman illuminates all of the season's noteworthy trends and events in clear, informed and unapologetically opinionated reports. More than just an overview of the stars and highlights, Moscow Performances IIobserves at close range the playhouses and the people who make up the ever-changing face of contemporary Russian theatre today. This volume is generously illustrated with photographs of featured productions and will be a useful reference for students, professors, writers, directors and actors in the fields of Russian studies, theatre studies, theatre history and contemporary culture. actors in the fields of Russian studies, theatre studies, theatre history and contemporary culture.

McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama

... Yevgeny Lvovich Krassin rettet Italia Wolf , Friedrich Krawiec Mrożek , Sławomir Krechinsky's Wedding Sukhovo - Kobylin , Aleksandr Vasilyevich Krehler the Clerk Kaiser , Georg Kremlyovskiye kuranty Pogodin , Nikolay Fyodorovich ...


Publisher: VNR AG

ISBN: 0070791694

Category: Drama


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Ranging from the earliest drama to the theater of the 1980's this encyclopedia includes coverage of national drama and theater around the world, theater companies, and musical comedy. Arrangement of the 1,300 entries is alphabetically by name or subject with nearly 950 of these devoted to individual playwrights and their works.

Russian Modernism in the Memories of the Survivors

One day I learned that he was going to stage Krechinsky's Wedding,15 and I was to play Rasplyuev.16 “I did not go to the first rehearsal. When I entered the theatre hall later, I saw that he [Meyerhold] had gathered all the actors ...

Author: Slav N. Gratchev

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487527259

Category: History

Page: 248

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Russian Modernism in the Memories of the Survivors tells the stories of participants in the Russian avant-garde movement who lived through and continued to work under Stalin's repressive

Crimes Gone By Essays by Albert Borowitz

The first play, Krechinsky's Wedding [Svadba Kre-chinskovo], of which Sukhovo-Kobylin wrote a large part during his 1854 imprisonment, is a "well-made" comedy about the nearly successful effort of an upper-class gambler Krechinsky, ...

Author: Albert Borowitz

Publisher: ATBOSH Media Ltd.

ISBN: 9781626131491

Category: Law

Page: 820

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Crimes Gone By is a collection of essays by Albert Borowitz, collector, historian and author in the field of true crime literature. A noted true-crime historian, he is the author of several books, including The Thurtell-Hunt Murder Case, The Woman Who Murdered Black Satin, and Terrorism for Self-Glorification.

The Cambridge History of Russian Literature

The cynicism engendered by the experience expressed itself in a trilogy of plays – Krechinsky's Wedding ( Svadba Krechinskogo , 1854 ) , The Case ( Delo , 1861 ) and The Death of Tarelkin ( Smert Tarelkina , 1869 ) – all loosely linked ...

Author: Charles Moser

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521425670

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 709

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A revised and updated edition of this comprehensive narrative history.

Theatre in the Solovki Prison Camp

I.A. Armanov as Krechinsky in the play Krechinsky's Wedding. 6. Organizers of the theatre. M.S. Borin as Raspliuyev in Krechinsky's Wedding 7. Organizers of the theatre. I.S. Panin. 8. Organizers of.

Author: Natalia Kuziakina

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134354290

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Between the two, in April 1933, he had staged Krechinsky's Wedding by Sukhovo-Kobylin at his own theatre, and invited Yuriev to play Krechinsky. By comparison with Meyerhold's earlier versions of the Russian classics, Krechinsky's ...

Author: Edward Braun

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408148792

Category: Drama

Page: 256

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Edward Braun's acclaimed work on Meyerhold available for the first time in paperback Vsevolod Meyerhold began his career in theatre as an actor with the Moscow Art Theatre, and after a spell in the remote provinces, he returned to Moscow at Stanislavski's invitation and founded a new, experimental studio for the Art Theatre. This book takes us through Meyerhold's extraordinary life of experiment and discovery, describing his rehearsal techniques and exercises and provides an acute assessment of his continuing influence on contemporary theatre.

Russian Tragifarce

It was Meyerhold's second production of Krechinsky's Wedding in 1933 that proved the difficulty , even the ... a light comedy of French extraction.61 In amplifying the significance of the main character — Krechinsky — who was played by ...

Author: Julia Listengarten

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

ISBN: 1575910330

Category: Drama

Page: 225

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"The tradition of Russian tragifarce can be characterized by its strong links to Russian political and cultural history and by its significant role in the development of Russian dramatic literature and theater practice. The book argues that the dualistic character of Russian tragifarce, which is close in spirit and philosophy to Bakhtin's understanding of the medieval carnival, embodies the ambivalent spirit of Russian culture and politics. The book further argues that the tragifarcical perception of the world can be seen as a national characteristic of the self-doubting and ironic Russian sensibility under the influence of a repressive political regime."--BOOK JACKET.

A History of Russian Theatre

Sukhovo - Kobylin's trilogy begins with a grotesque comedy , Krechinsky's Wedding ( 1854 ) . Old Muromsky , with the help of his sister , is trying to find a suitor for his daughter , Lida . He disapproves of Krechinsky , who has ...

Author: Robert Leach

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521432200

Category: Drama

Page: 446

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A comprehensive history of Russian theatre, written by an international team of experts.

Krechinsky s Wedding Comedy in Three Acts

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Author: A (Aleksandr) 1817 Sukhovo-Kobylin

Publisher: Hassell Street Press

ISBN: 1013820290


Page: 120

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

A Window on Russia

The first of these, Krechinsky's Wedding, was written to pass the time during the six months when Kobylin was in prison ... Krechinsky is a well-born rascal, who has squandered his inheritance and is hoping to marry for her property the ...

Author: Edmund Wilson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374600129

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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A Window on Russia is a collection of Edmund Wilson's papers on Russian writers and the Russian language (which he taught himself to read), written between 1943 and 1971. Writers discussed include Pushkin, Gogol, Chekov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, among others. "In A Window on Russia, which Wilson modestly calls 'a handful of disconnected pieces, written at various times when I happened to be interested in the various authors,' we encounter that rare pleasure of entering a living world where the dead hand of academia never casts its shadow." - Kirkus Reviews

The Seagull

He was inimitable in Krechinsky's Wedding,30 better than the great Sadovsky,31 take my word for it, dear lady. Where is he these days? ARKADINA. You're always asking me about these prehistoric characters. How should I know? (Sits down.) ...

Author: Anton Chekhov

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393338171

Category: Drama

Page: 176

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Chekhov is a unique force in modern drama. His works have long been cherished for their brilliant wit and unusual ability to provide striking insights into the human condition. In these stunning, individually published translations of three of Chekhov's most popular and beloved plays, Laurence Senelick presents a fresh perspective on the master playwright and his groundbreaking dramas. This volume illuminates the timeless trials of art and love and bring Chekhov's memorable characters to life. Each of these three plays showcases the hallmark features of a Chekhov classic: clashing desires, complex family dynamics, the individual's loss of balance and sense of identity in the shifting eruptions of society and a modernizing Russia, and the angst of artistic struggle and ambition. Supplementing each of the plays are an account of Chekhov's life, a note on the translation, introductions to each work, and variant lines - often removed due to government censorship - which illuminate the context in which they were written and shed light on Chekhov's work as a playwright. These editions are the perfect guides to enriching our understanding of this great dramatist or to staging a production.

Meyerhold Speaks Meyerhold Rehearse

Russian playwright whose trilogy - Krechinsky's Wedding, The Case, and The Death of Tarelkin - is considered a masterpiece of nineteenth-century Russian drama. Krechinsky's Wedding (Svad'ba Krechinskogo, 1852-1854).

Author: V.E. Meyerhold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000672992

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Russian theatre director, Vsevolod Meyerhold, has been called the Picasso of modern theatre. A ceaseless experimenter with new forms and techniques and the leader of an aesthetic revolution, he left no body of theoretical writings. What takes their place are the reminiscences and confessions made in conversations with pupils and friends, some of which were recorded by Aleksandr Gladkov during his years of close association with Meyerhold. This book aims to capture the essence of Meyerhold's personality and temperament as revealed in the director's own informal comments about his rich, varied experiences. His notes, made at rehersals, present Meyerhold in action.

Soviet Life

In the third act , Krechinsky's apartment undergoes a drastic change as empty wine bottles are removed , plaster patched ... Among the plays brought here this season was one such old classic , Krechinsky's Wedding , written by Alexander ...



ISBN: UCR:31210023618877

Category: Soviet Union


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Stalin s Terror of 1937 1938

2 * Krechinsky: main character in A. V. Sukhovo-Kobylin's comic satire “Krechinsky's Wedding” (1854). A consummate con artist, Krechinsky is cynical, manipulative, and contemptuous of other people. As a literary type, Krechinsky served ...

Author: Vadim Zakharovich Rogovin

Publisher: Mehring Books

ISBN: 9781893638044

Category: History

Page: 513

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This volume examines the bloodiest period of the Stalinist repression of political opposition in the Soviet Union, debunking the myth that the Great Purges were merely the product of Stalins paranoia and had no overriding political logic. Through a meticulous examination of original sources, including archival documents only made available for research in the 1990s, Professor Vadim Rogovin argues that the ferocity of the mass repression was directly proportional to the intensity of resistance to Stalin within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), particularly the opposition inspired by and associated with the exiled Bolshevik leader Leon Trotsky.