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Acknowledgments xiii Many people in many places have assisted me in writing this book. Simon Karlinsky, Martin Malia, and Nicholas Riasanovsky gave me their encouragement and guidance at the beginning of my interest in popular theater. Reginald Zelnik has been a generous mentor and a valued friend from start to finish, and a model of the kind of scholarship that most of us can only try to emulate. I also want to thank Victoria Bonnell, Jeffrey Brooks, Mikhail Iunisov, Catriona Kelly, Lynn Mally, Boris Mironov, James von Geldern, and Mark von Hagen for their careful readings of the manuscript in various stages, and the generous criticism and advice they offered. Al’bin Konechnyi, Nikolai Khrenov,Anna Nekrylova, Liudmilla Starikova, Richard Stites, and Neia Zorkaia have shared with me many valuable insights into Russian cultural history. Raisa Ostrovskaia welcomed me into her home and aided me many times in tracking down sources. My friend and colleague Steve Smith has given me guidance, encouragement, and support at several critical junctures. Financial support for my research has come from International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), the Fulbright-Hays program, the Social Science Research Council, the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies of the Smithsonian Institution’s Woodrow Wilson Center, and the University of Essex. I also want to thank the staffs of the Russian State Historical Archive, the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art, the State Archive of the Russian Federation, the Central State Archive of the City of Moscow, the Lunacharksy Theater Library, the Russian National Library, the Saltykov-Shchedrin Public Library, the Bakhrushin Theater Museum, the Library of the Union of Theater People, the Slavonic Library of the University of Helsinki, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, the Library of University of California, Berkeley, the Library of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, and the Library of the University of Essex for their assistance . Sheila Levine of the University of California Press has been an encouraging and patient editor. I owe another kind of debt to the staffs of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, the Colchester Head Injury Rehabilitation Unit, and to Dr. Steven Lovett. Friends and colleagues have contributed to this book in various ways. I wish to give special thanks to Jean-Nicolas Beuze, Robert Blobaum, Hugh Brogan, Cathy Crawford, Catherine Evtuhov, Ann Fagan, Brian Hamnett, Sergei Konkin, Jeremy Krikler, the late Simen Landa, Sergei Ostrovsky, Philippe Paquotte, Stuart Pinches,Alison Rowlands, Beryl Satter, and Gabor Vermes. My father, Gene Swift, my sister, Charis Swift, and my brother, Michael Swift, have encouraged and supported me in all of my efforts. Most of all, I thank my mother, Glenda Shehee Swift, who took an avid interest in my work until her untimely death in the final stages of the manuscript’s preparation. This book is dedicated to her. Wivenhoe, England August 2000 xiv / Acknowledgments ...


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