Author

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Yakov Knyazhnin

Russian playwright

1740   -   1791

country of citizenship: Russian Empire
language of expression: Russian
occupation: linguist, poet, librettist, writer, playwright, translator

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Yakov Borisovich Knyazhnin (Russian: Я́ков Бори́сович Княжни́н, November 3, 1742 or 1740, Pskov – January 1, 1791, St Petersburg) was Russia's foremost tragic author during the reign of Catherine the Great. Knyazhnin's contemporaries hailed him as the true successor to his father-in-law Alexander Sumarokov, but posterity, in the words of Vladimir Nabokov, tended to view his tragedies and comedies as "awkwardly imitated from more or less worthless French models".
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Series

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Works

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Vadim of Novgorod

tragedy written by Yakov Knyazhnin

author: Yakov Knyazhnin

1793

Dido

tragedy written by Yakov Knyazhnin

author: Yakov Knyazhnin

1769

Olga

tragedy written by Yakov Knyazhnin

author: Yakov Knyazhnin

The Boaster

comedy written by Yakov Knyazhnin

author: Yakov Knyazhnin

Rosslav

tragedy written by Yakov Knyazhnin

author: Yakov Knyazhnin

1784

Mourning, or The Consoling Widow

comedy written by Yakov Knyazhnin

author: Yakov Knyazhnin

Несчастие от кареты

комическая опера Якова Борисовича Княжнина

author: Yakov Knyazhnin

The Cranks

comedy written by Yakov Knyazhnin

author: Yakov Knyazhnin

1793

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