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Theatrical Library of Saint-Petersburg

The 'Censorship in Drama' collection includes autographs and authorized scripts of plays by A.Ostrovsky, I.Turgenev, N.Nekrasov, A.Chekhov, L.Tolstoi, A.Remizov, M.Kuzmin


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The 'Censorship in Drama' collection includes autographs and authorized scripts of plays by A.Ostrovsky, I.Turgenev, N.Nekrasov, A.Chekhov, L.Tolstoi, A.Remizov, M.Kuzmin. The fundamental editions of plays were published on the basis of the author's scripts from the library's collections. These scripts bear the stamp of history in the literal sense of the word - they are covered with all kinds of notes and sketches of mises en scene.

At that time the library purchased the collection belonged to the Great Prince Pavel Alexandrovich. This collection was formerly kept in the Palei Palace at Tsarskoe Selo. It includes some bibliographical rarities. For example, one of the few surviving copies of the first edition of Ya.B.Knyaznin's tragedy Vadim Novgorodsky, the entire print run of which was burned by the order of Empress Catherine II.

Russian Drama Hall.



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