Work and Play: Some Aspects of Folk Drama in Russia
In lieu of an abstract, the first paragraph of the essay follows:
The date 1672 is generally regarded as an important one in the history of the Russian theatre, for it was on the seventeenth of October of that year that the first performance on the play Esfir or Artakserksovo deistvo was given in the specially built theatre at the village of Preobrazhenskoe near Moscow before the Tsar Aleksei Mikhailovich and his court. Esfir has often been referred to as "the first play of the Russian theatre"
Warner, Elizabeth A.
"Work and Play: Some Aspects of Folk Drama in Russia,"
Comparative Drama: Vol. 12
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/compdr/vol12/iss2/5