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Two Comedies by Catherine the Great Empress of Russia : Oh, These Times and the Siberian Shaman

O'Malley, Lurana Donnels (ed.)

Verlag: Harwood Academic Publishers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1998
ISBN 10: 9057550229 / ISBN 13: 9789057550225
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Titel: Two Comedies by Catherine the Great Empress ...

Verlag: Harwood Academic Publishers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Erscheinungsdatum: 1998

Einband: hardcover

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Inhaltsangabe: Catherine the Great (1729-1796) wrote over two dozen plays and operettas, but not until this edition has a complete translation of any of them been available to an English- speaking readership.
Oh, These Times (1772) is a satirical attack on many vices Catherine wished to root out from her society: religious hypocrisy, superstition and slander. The main character, Mrs. Pious, is a superficially religious old woman who resembles Moliere's Tartuffe.
Catherine again sets her sights on superstition in The Siberian Shaman (1786), this time by satirizing shamanism as a deceitful profession which preys on the gullible. This play was part of a group of three plays usually known as Catherine's "anti-masonic" trilogy, written as a warning against the growing influence of the freemasons.
In a comprehensive introduction, Lurana Donnels O'Malley relates the plays to Catherine's status and philosophy.

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