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Author: Marianna V. Kaplun
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Marianna V. Kaplun – PhD in Philology, Senior Researcher, А.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 а, 121069 Moscow, Russia.

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Kaplun M. V. The first plays of the Russian theatre and aesthetic views of Pastor Johann Gottfried Gregory. Hermeneutics of Old Russian literature: Issue 18 / А.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences; ex. ed. О.A. Tufanova. Мoscow,  Berlin, Directmedia Publishing, 2019, pp. 12–180.
DOI: 10.23681/500015 (In Russ.)

DOI: 10.23681/500015
Keywords: Russian drama of the seventeenth century, court theatre, the Lutheran drama, “English comedians”, Baroque poetics, Polish drama of the 16th–17th centuries, the Royal power, Bible stories, Lutheran ideology, female images, Shakespearean tradition.

Abstract: The monographie is dedicated to the author of the first Russian plays of German descent, Johann Gottfried Gregory. The monographie investigates the question of Western influences on the plays by I. G. Gregory, written for the first Russian theatre and examines plays on biblical themes as the basis of the Lutheran school theatre. The author explores the repertoire of “English comedians” theatre company from the point of view of plot-specific and genre features; considers ideological and artistic originality, and the Baroque poetics of the plays by the Polish theatre of 16th–17th centuries. The monographie scrutinizes perceptions of the Royal power in the plays of the first Russian court theatre in the context of the ideas of the Western theater of the Middle ages and Modern era. In addition, the thesis deals with the theme of love and beauty in the first plays of the Russian theatre and a new insights into women’s position in late medieval society. The monographie looks at the reflection of ideas of “intelligent” and “active” woman in the works of J. G. Gregory, in the context of the Baroque specificity, Lutheran world and old traditions and examines the impact of Shakespearean tradition on the poetics of the first plays of the Russian theatre.