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Russian-English word-list relating to Theatre and Theatre Organisation

Identifier: Coll-1424

Scope and Contents

The Russian-English ink manuscript glossary takes up only 5 pages of a small ledger. It is entitled in hand A glossary of Russian theatrical terms. Its ambition was greater than the reality. According to the handwritten title-page, it was intended to list words relating to: theatre organisation; front of house; stage management; acting; production; and authorship and criticism. There was also an intention to list: foreign plays whose titles were adapted in Russian; and, authorities titled and numbered for reference. In the event only a few words under 'theatre organisation' were listed and the glossary amounts to only 5 pages with a short listing on the final page.


  • Creation: 1900-1917

Language of Materials

English Russian

Conditions Governing Access

Open to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance of visit.

Biographical / Historical

This A glossary of Russian theatrical terms was discovered among other material at the Research Annexe, Edinburgh University Library, in 2012, and was placed into the care of Special Collections, Edinburgh University Library. Its author and origin is unkown.


1 folder

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found at the Library Annexe, November 2012. Accession no: E2012.53.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Graeme D Eddie 15 January 2013

Glossary of Russian theatrical terms
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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