Theatre & Dance


История русского театра - RU 

The history of Russian Theatre (in Russian). A book by N.N.Yevreinov.

Tеатральная библиотека - RU

Online Theatre Library. All texts are in Russian. Available online and in RAR format.

Очерки истории русской театральной критики - RU

Russian theatre criticism in late 19th - early 20th centuries (in Russian). Available online and in RAR format.

А.П. Чехов в русской театральной критике - RU

[Russian theatre criticism of Chekhov]

The full text of this anthology is available on

Includes reviews, articles memoirs and letters in the period from 1887 to 1917.

Tеатральная библиотека А.Чупина - RU

Online collection of books, articles, textbooks on acting technique, stage speech, stage movement, theater history etc.

The collection is compiled by Alexandr Chupin. All texts are in Russian.

Russian Ballet History - EN

The history of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes 1909-1929.

Russian Classical Ballet - EN

A very useful English-language online database maintained by Vladimir Moiseyev, conductor of the State Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre.

Маленькая балетная энциклопедия - RU

A сoncise online encyclopedia of ballet. In Russian (some biographies are available in English).

История Академии русского балета имени А. Я. Вагановой - RU

Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. A brief history on the official website of the Vaganova Academy.

Становление хореографического образования в России: XVIII в. - начало XIX в.

[Development of Choreographic Education in Russia: 18th and early 19th Century]

Article by T. Filanovskaia in Общество. Среда. Развитие (Terra Humana), vol. 3, 2010.

The read-only text is available on

Советские примадонны - RU

Opera diva's in the Soviet Union. Selected biographies on


Free online journals:

Ballet in Russia - EN

Журнал "Балет" - RU-EN

Журнал "Театр" - RU-EN

Петербургский театральный журнал - RU