Moscow: Profizdat, 1937. Item #819
32 pp. 16,5x12 cm. In original wrappers with decorative frame. Slightly rubbed spine, tear around staple, bookplate of Moscow bibliophile on the inner side of front cover, otherwise very good and clean copy.
First and only edition. Rare.
Autobiographical book by Vera Pashennaia (1887-1962), the Soviet actress who dedicated all her life to the Maly Theatre in Moscow and worked there in 1907-1962. Through admiration of the Soviet state, Pashennaia told about her life of the Russian female actor before and after revolution. The Soviet Union allowed female actors to be respectable performers with new opportunities for life and work. She shared her memories of performances beyond of the Arctic Circle, on Dikson island and in Igarka town, proving that there was no bordering line for the socialist actor. In 1936 Igarka People Theatre was called after Vera Pashennaia.
Worldcat shows the copies in Library of Congress, University of Texas, Wayne State University and Harvard College.