Monday, 24 October 2016

Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich (1868) written by Count Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy and produced by the Moscow Art Theatre on 14 October, 1898

Scenes from Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich (first published in 1868) written by the Russian playwright Count Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (1817-1875) and produced by the Moscow Art Theatre on 14 October, 1898

"Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich was first performed in an amateur production in Saint Petersburg in 1890. It received its first professional production at Suvorin's theatre in Saint Petersburg on 12 October 1898, directed by P. P. Gnedich. Two days later on 14 October, the play was performed as the inaugural production of the world-famous Moscow Art Theatre, directed by Constantin Stanislavski, with Ivan Moskvin in the lead role and Vsevolod Meyerhold as Prince Vasiliy Shuisky. Since then the play has been revived frequently. Incidental music was written for the play by Alexander Ilyinsky"

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