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Serfdom, Society, and the Arts in Imperial RussiaThe Pleasure and the Power$
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Richard Stites

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780300108897

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300108897.001.0001

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Inside the Capital Stages

Inside the Capital Stages

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Serfdom, Society, and the Arts in Imperial Russia

Richard Stites

Yale University Press

This chapter examines the influence of the theater on societal and cultural life in imperial Russia. It explains that the theater presented not only dramaturgical works of the imagination but its own real-life backstage dramas whose plots throbbed with competition, humor, jealousy, and rage among the actors. The chapter also describes how the theater amplified the mimetic aspect of public life and highlights the influence of stage costuming on both sexes.

Keywords:   theater, societal life, cultural life, imperial Russia, backstage dramas, public life, stage costuming

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