A Provincial Lady
|A Provincial Lady|
|Written by||Ivan Turgenev|
|Date premiered||January 1851|
|Place premiered||Maly Theatre, Moscow|
A Provincial Lady (Russian: Провинциалка, Provintsialka) is a one-act play by Ivan Turgenev. Written in 1850, it was first produced in January 1851 at a benefit performance for the seminal 19th-century Russian actor Mikhail Shchepkin at the Maly Theatre in Moscow.
In the 20th century, the play was produced at the world-famous Moscow Art Theatre as part of a triple bill of works by Turgenev. Constantin Stanislavski directed and played Count Liubin. It opened on 5 March 1912.
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- Moser, Charles A., ed. 1992. The Cambridge History of Russian Literature. Rev. ed. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. ISBN 0-521-42567-0.
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