The Tsar's Bride

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The Tsar's Bride (Russian: Царская невеста, Tsarskaja nevesta) is an historical verse drama in four acts by Lev Mei from 1849.[1] Fifty years later Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov used the play as the basis for his opera of the same name.[1] As with Mei's other Russian historical drama, The Maid of Pskov (1859), this play is set in the time of Ivan the Terrible.


  1. ^ a b Golub (1998, 951).


  • Golub, Spencer. 1998. "Russia and the Republics of the Former Soviet Union." In The Cambridge Guide to Theatre. Ed. Martin Banham. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. 948-956. ISBN 0-521-43437-8.