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

Two Comedies by Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia Oh These Times! and the Siberian Shaman
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  • Comments: Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.

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  • ISBN-13: 9789057550225
  • ISBN: 9057550229
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Publisher: Routledge

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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.Two Comedies by Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia Oh These Times! and the Siberian Shaman, was published 1998 under ISBN 9789057550225 and ISBN 9057550229.

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