The Plays of Vera Fedorovna Komissarzhevskaya
Вера Федоровна Комиссаржевская

In the coming months we will be posting Photographs & Links to Modern Versions of some of the plays that Vera featured at her Theatre in an attempt to recreate a part of the era in which she lived
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Ostrovsky's The Dowerless Bride

Written 1879
Photograhs from the 1985 Russian Motion Picture & Links to the Video on YouTube

 
Larisa Guzeyeva as Larisa & Nikita Mikhalkov as Paratov Alexandre Ostrovsky Larisa Guzeyeva

 

 

 
  Viktor Proskurin as Vozhevatov &
Aleksei Petrenko as Knurov
A New York Times Review of Vera's 1908 Performance (A rather mean spirted one) Click to Read Larisa Guzeyeva & Nikita Mikhalkov  

 

Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House
Written 1879
Photograhs from the 1959 and 1973 Filmed Versions & Links to the Video on YouTube
Though it's impossible to know, I think that somehow Julie Harris' portrayal of Nora may be closest to Vera's
1973 Jane Fonda as Nora & David Warner 1959 Julie Harris as Nora & Jason Robards 1973 Claire Bloom as Nora & Anthony Hopkins
Jane Fonda & David Warner Julie Harris & Christopher Plummer Julie Harris & Hume Cronyn Anthony Hopkins & Claire Bloom
Julie Harris & Christopher Plummer Julie Harris & Eileen Heckart Julie Harris & Hume Cronyn Julie Harris as Nora & Jason Robards

 

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