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Paris in the Twenties? Fitzgerald's New York? Early Hollywood? No, tsarist Russia in the last decades before the Revolution. In Russia at Play, Louise McReynolds recreates a vibrant, rapidly changing culture in rich detail.

Author: Louise McReynolds

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501728778

Category: History

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An athlete becomes a movie star; a waiter rises to manage a chain of nightclubs; a movie scenarist takes to writing restaurant reviews. Intrepid women hunt bears, drive in automobile races, and fly, first in balloons and then in airplanes. Sensational crimes jump from city streets onto the screen almost before the pistols have had a chance to cool. Paris in the Twenties? Fitzgerald's New York? Early Hollywood? No, tsarist Russia in the last decades before the Revolution. In Russia at Play, Louise McReynolds recreates a vibrant, rapidly changing culture in rich detail. Her account encompasses the "legitimate" stage, vaudeville, nightclubs, restaurants, sports, tourism, and the silent movie industry. McReynolds reveals a pluralist and dynamic society, and shows how the new icons of mass culture affected the subsequent gendering of identities. The rapid industrialization and urbanization of the late tsarist period spawned dramatic social changes—an urban middle class and a voracious consumer culture demanded new forms of entertainment. The result was the rapid incursion of commercial values into the arts and the athletic field and unprecedented degrees of social interaction in the new nightclubs, vaudeville houses, and cheap movie houses. Traditional rules of social conduct shifted to greater self-fulfillment and self-expression, values associated with the individualism and consumerism of liberal capitalism. Leisure-time activities, McReynolds finds, allowed Russians who partook of them to recreate themselves, to develop a modern identity that allowed for different senses of the self depending on the circumstances. The society that spawned these impulses would disappear in Russia for decades under the combined blows of revolution, civil war, and collectivization, but questions of personal identity are again high on the agenda as Russia makes the transition from a collectivist society to one in which the dominant ethos remains undefined.
2018-07-05 By Louise McReynolds

Author: Louise McReynolds

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ISBN: OCLC:42209134

Category: Popular culture

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Companion disc features recordings of popular songs and vaudeville skits performed by some of Russia's most famous singers and comics of early twentieth century.

Author: James Von Geldern

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253211956

Category: Performing Arts

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Companion disc features recordings of popular songs and vaudeville skits performed by some of Russia's most famous singers and comics of early twentieth century.

Louise McReynolds, Russia at Play: Leisure Activities at the End of Tsardom (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2003), 167. Lebedev, Istoriia i organizatsiia samodeiatel'nogo turizma, 8. McReynolds, Russia at Play, 167.

Author: Alan D. Roe

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190914554

Category: History

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"Into Russian Nature examines the history of the Russian national park movement. Russian biologists and geographers had been intrigued with the idea of establishing national parks before the Great October Revolution, but pushed the Soviet government successfully to establish nature reserves (zapovedniki) during the USSR's first decades. However, as the state pushed scientists to make zapovedniki more "useful" during the 1930s, some of the system's staunchest defenders started supporting tourism in them. In the decades after World War II, the USSR experienced a tourism boom and faced a chronic shortage of tourism facilities. Also during these years, Soviet scientists took active part in Western-dominated international environmental protection organizations where they became more familiar with national parks. In turn, they enthusiastically promoted parks for the USSR as a means to reconcile environmental protection and economic development goals, bring international respect to Soviet nature protection efforts, and help instil a love for the country's nature and a desire to protect it in Russian/Soviet citizens. By the late 1980s, their supporters pushed transformative, in some cases quixotic, park proposals. At the same time, national park opponents presented them as an unaffordable luxury during a time of economic struggle, especially after the USSR's collapse. Despite unprecedented collaboration with international organizations, Russian national parks received little governmental support as they became mired in land-use conflicts with local populations. While the history of Russia's national parks illustrates a bold attempt at reform, the state's failure's to support them has left Russian park supporters deeply disillusioned. "--
2020 By Alan D. Roe

It is good to see that football was not forgotten, and the Russians saw Cardiff City playing Bristol Rovers. They were also given a one-day tour of the Welsh coast followed by Welsh Valley towns. From Dagenham, Essex, we learn that a ...

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Author: Robert Hinson

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ISBN: 1890424072

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1997-08-01 By Robert Hinson

What they do in "Russia 2010" is to play out "what would happen if . . ." — if Russia continues as is, if a nationalist government comes to power, if the military comes to power, if Chernobyl blows again, if President Yeltsin is ...

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Presents extended reviews of noteworthy books, short reviews, essays and articles on topics and trends in publishing, literature, culture and the arts. Includes lists of best sellers (hardcover and paperback).
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In the Inspector-General I resolved to gather together all the bad in Russia I then knew into one heap, ... "Do what you please about presenting the play in Moscow," he writes to Shchepkin four days after its first production in St.

Author: Maxim Gorky

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547007234

Category: Fiction

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This edition represents a collection of some of the greatest Russian plays and short stories: Plays Introduction The Wedding The Jubilee A Merry Death The Beautiful Despot The Choice of a Tutor The Inspector General Savva The Life of Man Short Stories The Queen of Spades The Cloak The District Doctor The Christmas Tree And The Wedding God Sees The Truth, But Waits How A Muzhik Fed Two Officials The Shades, A Phantasy The Signal The Darling The Bet Vanka Hide And Seek Dethroned The Servant One Autumn Night Her Lover Lazarus The Revolutionist The Outrage An Honest Thief A Novel in Nine Letters An Unpleasant Predicament Another Man's Wife The Heavenly Christmas Tree The Peasant Marey The Crocodile Bobok The Dream of a Ridiculous Man Mumu The Shot St. John'S Eve An Old Acquaintance The Mantle The Nose Memoirs Of A Madman A May Night The Viy Knock, Knock, Knock The Inn Lieutenant Yergunov's Story The Dog The Watch Essay on Russian Novelists Lectures on Russian Novelists
2022-05-17 By Maxim Gorky

I know some Russians who , if you refused , would treat you as a revolutionist . In Russia , he who does not play is a conspirator . Play is , besides , an excellent speculation for many a great lord who receives ; and this is the ...

Author: John Reynell Morell

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ISBN: COLUMBIA:0038759179

Category: Russia

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Author: Daniel Scott

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057151068X

Category: Music

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1998-12 By Daniel Scott