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The Siberian shaman: Cast gender - mixed; number - 10 males, 5 females (total 15); size - large; length - 5 acts, 53 scenes. Satire on shamanism as a deceitful profession which preys on the gullible.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Catherine II (Empress of Russia)
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 1998
File: 79 Pages
ISBN-13: 9057550237

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Neither a comprehensive 'life and times' nor a conventional biography, this is an engaging and accessible exploration of rulership and monarchial authority in eighteenth century Russia. Its purpose is to see how Catherine II of Russia conceived of her power and how it was represented to her subjects. Simon Dixon asks essential questions about Catherin'es life and reign, and offers new and stimulating arguments about the Englightenment, the power of the monarch in early modern Europe, and the much-debated role of the "great individual" in history.

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Genre: History
Author: Simon Dixon
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2015-10-23
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317894834

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The first in-depth study of Catherine the Great's plays and opera libretti, this book provides analysis and critical interpretation of the dramatic works by this eighteenth-century Russian Empress. These works are shown to be remarkable for their diversity, frank satire, topical subject matter, and stylistic innovations. O'Malley reveals comparisons to and influences from European traditions, including Shakespeare and Molière, and sets Catherine in the larger field of Russian literature in the period, further illuminating her relationship to the aesthetic debates of the period. The study investigates how Catherine expressed her social ideas throughout her drama and exploited the stage's power to promote political ideals and ideology. O'Malley sets close textual analysis within an historical framework, analyzing the major plays according to content, style, themes, characters, and relation to Catherine's life and political aims.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Lurana Donnels O'Malley
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2017-09-29
File: 242 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781351891400

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Olga Mukhina is one of the most talented, young playwrights in Russia. Born in Moscow in 1970, she has already garnered enviable praise from critics and audiences throughout Russia and Europe since her first play, Tanya-Tanya, was performed in 1996. Tanya-Tanya is an atmospheric, poetic tale that observes three couples at a suburban Moscow home who dance, drink champagne, kiss, fall in and out of love, and struggle with dignity and humor to keep some semblance of control over their lives. The parallels with Chekhovian drama are undeniable and clearly intended by the author. You, Mukhina's most recent work, is a love poem to her hometown of Moscow as well as a scathing attack on the apathy of people blindly wrapped up in their own happiness and sorrow.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: John Freedman
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2005-08-31
File: 136 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781135293321

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Empress Catherine II brought Europe to Russia, and Russia to Europe, during her long and eventful reign (1762—96). She fostered the culture of the Enlightenment and greatly expanded the immense empire created by Czar Ivan the Terrible, shifting the balance of power in Europe eastward. Famous for her will to power and for her dozen lovers, Catherine was also a prolific and gifted writer. Fluent in French, Russian, and German, Catherine published political theory, journalism, comedies, operas, and history, while writing thousands of letters as she corresponded with Voltaire and other public figures. The Memoirs of Catherine the Great provides an unparalleled window into eighteenth-century Russia and the mind of an absolute ruler. With insight, humor, and candor, Catherine presents her eyewitness account of history, from her whirlwind entry into the Russian court in 1744 at age fourteen as the intended bride of Empress Elizabeth I’s nephew, the eccentric drunkard and future Peter III, to her unhappy marriage; from her two children, several miscarriages, and her and Peter’s numerous affairs to the political maneuvering that enabled Catherine to seize the throne from him in 1762. Catherine’s eye for telling details makes for compelling reading as she describes the dramatic fall and rise of her political fortunes. This definitive new translation from the French is scrupulously faithful to her words and is the first for which translators have consulted original manuscripts written in Catherine’s own hand. It is an indispensable work for anyone interested in Catherine the Great, Russian history, or the eighteenth century.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Catherine the Great
Publisher: Modern Library
Release: 2007-12-18
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 0307432432

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This collection examines aspects of the relationship between Catherine and the British, both her reactions to British culture and British perceptions of this remarkable woman.

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Genre: Empresses
Author: Anthony Glenn Cross
Publisher:
Release: 2001
File: 115 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015050811333

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A comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and multilingual bibliography on women and gender. Topics range from legal status and marital customs to economic participation and gender roles, women writers and artists, and autobiographical works of all kinds.

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Genre: Women
Author: Mary Fleming Zirin
Publisher:
Release: 2007
File: 1202 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015070740405

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Genre: History
Author: Michael David-Fox
Publisher: Slavica Pub
Release: 2006
File: 363 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105123279031

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Author: David I. Burrow
Publisher:
Release: 2005
File: 308 Pages
ISBN-13: WISC:89091731646

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A quarterly journal devoted to Russia and East Europe.

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Genre: Europe, Eastern
Author: Charles Schlacks
Publisher:
Release: 2000
File: Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105110572810

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