The Play of Ideas in Russian Enlightenment Theater

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How did enlightened Russians of the eighteenth century understand society? And how did they reconcile their professed ideals of equality and justice with the authoritarian political structures in which they lived? Historian Elise Wirtschafter turns to literary plays to reconstruct the social thinking of the past and to discover how Enlightenment Russians understood themselves. Opening with an illuminating discussion of the development of theater in eighteenth-century Russia, Wirtschafter goes on to explore dramatic ...

The Play of Ideas in Russian Enlightenment Theater 2003, Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780875803104

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