Sep 18, 2018
One of the most important phenomena in theatre at the turn of the century was the appearance and the triumph of realism. Realism portrayed social and psychological problems of ordinary life. It showed inner dimension of the characters on stage.
One of the theatre practitioners most deserving for...
Dec 17, 2017
On Sunday, December 18, 1892, exactly 125 years ago, the ballet Nutcracker by Piotr Tchaikovsky was given its premiere at the Mariinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg. The original production, performed that night on a double-bill with Tchaiskovsky's opera Iolanta did not enjoy an initial success....
Dec 01, 2013
The year of our Lord 1813 is recorded as one of the most tempestuous years in the history of mankind. After a Russian campaign that ended in utter failure, the Napoleonic wars moved to the German lands. Having triumphed over the Austrians near Dresden, the French Imperial army faced the...