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Contents List of Figures vi Acknowledgements viii Note on Dates and Transliteration ix Preface x 1 Catherine¿s Life and Writings 1 2 Early Comedies 21 3 Later Comedies 71 4 The Shakespearean Influence 121 5 Comic Operas 169 Epilogue 201 Appendix 205 Bibliography 207 Index 221
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Catherine II, Empress of Russia, 1729-1796 -- Dramatic works.
Politics in literature.
Politics and literature -- Russia.