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The present paper analyzes the dramas «Beautiful Autocrat», «The Fourth Wall», «The Side Scenes of Soul” and the trilogy “The Double Theatre” by Nikolay Evreinov as interpretation of his theatre theory. The author studies the experimental character of the plays as well as the artistic expression of theatricism category and other significant concepts of the theatre theory by Nikolay Evreinov.

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E. S. Shevchenko

Samara State University

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ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1825-0097
Russian Federation


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