Collection of 9 Pre-Revolutionary Moscow Art Theatre Programs Featuring Stanislavski as Director and Actor
St. Petersburg: V.p., V.d. (1907-1910). Eight original theatrical programs from the famed Mikhailovsky Theater in St. Petersburg. Each 17cm x 12cm, bifolium (4pp), printed in black on coated newsprint. Uniformly fine or nearly so. Texts entirely in Russian. Unillustrated but two (seating charts).
Stanislavski founded the Moscow Art Theater in 1898 and by the time of the productions represented here had reached a monumental level of influence, not only in Russia but in the U.S. and the Continent. All of these programs feature Stanislavski in some role - seven as lead actor, one as Director - and they include several of his most renowned roles, including Vershinin in The Three Sisters and Kritiskiy in Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man.
Includes the following:
Ibsen, Dyadya Vanya (Uncle Vanya), 1908; Stanislavski in the role of Mikhail Astrov;
Ibsen, Doktor Shtokman (Doctor Stockmann, i.e. "Enemy of the People"), 1908; Stavnislavski at Stockmann;
Griboyedov, Gore ot Uma (Woe from Wit), 1908; Stanislavski in the role of Pavel;
Andreyev, Zhizn Cheloveka (The Life of Man), 1908; Stanislavski as Director;
Checkhov, Vishnevyi Sad (The Cherry Orchard), 1908; Stanislavski in the role of Lopahin;
Checkhov, Tri Sestry (Three Sisters), 1909; Stanislavski in the role of Vershinin;
Gogol, Revizor (The Government Inspector), 1909; Stanislavski as Director;
Ostrovsky, Na Vsyakago Mudretsa Dovol'no Prosgog (Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man), 1910; Stanislavski in the role of Kritiskiy.