[WOMEN OF THE RUSSIAN THEATRE] Zhenshchiny teatra [i.e. Women of Theatre]. V. L. Yureneva.

[WOMEN OF THE RUSSIAN THEATRE] Zhenshchiny teatra [i.e. Women of Theatre]

Petrograd: Mysl’, 1923. Item #496

68, [3] pp. In original printed wrappers. Soviet bookshop’s stamp on the back cover, pencil marks on the back cover, damp stain on the lower margin on the front cover, small tears of the spine and extremities of the wrappers.

First and only editions. One of 3000 copies. Very rare.

Vera Yureneva (1876-1962), Russian dramatic actress who worked in MHAT, Aleksandrinsky Theatre, Korsh theatre and many others. In her book she passionately in a form of essay described work in theatre and work of women in theatre industry. The most interesting parts of the book are the details, work and life stories, memories and personal opinions she gave on actresses of the time like Savina, Repina, Komissarzhevskaya, Granovskaya, Kaminskaya, Klara Yung (as well as foreign actresses like Sara Bernar and Eleonora Duze). In the last part she named even more actresses in a kind of a rollcall including Ermolova, Koonen, Rubenstein and many others.

Worldcat locates copies in University of North Carolina, University of Arizona, University of Chicago.

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