ТОЛСТОЙ, Алексей Константинович [TOLSTOY, Aleksey Konstantinovich].

Царь Федор Иоаннович в постановке московского художественного театра.

£1,500

Царь Федор Иоаннович в постановке московского художественного театра.
[‘ Tsar Fedor Ioannovich’ produced by the Moscow Art Theatre].
K.A. Fisher, Moskva, 1909 – 1910.

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Complete portfolio with twelve collotype prints showing scenes from the famous historical play produced by Konstantin Stanislavski

Very rare: Worldcat locates copies only in the Libris Consortium, Stockholm and Art Institute of Chicago. Not in Harvard or Library of Congress.

Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich is a historical drama by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (first published in 1868) that dramatises the story of Feodor I of Russia (1557 – 1598), portraying him as a good man but weak, ineffectual ruler. It is the second part of a trilogy that begins with The Death of Ivan the Terrible and concludes with Tsar Boris.

The play received its first professional production at the 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 was staged frequently enjoying great success.

Description

Portfolio (38 x 27.7 cm). Complete with title including a list of actors and 12 collotype plates by K.A. Fisher; teats to title, margins of 4 plates cut not affecting image. Original card boards with white cloth spine.

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Stock ID: 94572