the first play staged at the Russian court theater. It was performed Oct. 17, 1672, at the House of Comedy in the village of Preobrazhenskoe (which today is a part of Moscow), staged by the German pastor I. G. Gregory. Although Artaxerxes’ Deed was written on a biblical topic, it is social and worldly in nature. The play is written mainly in syllabic verse.
REFERENCESArtakserksovo deistvo: Pervaia p’esa russkogo teatra XVII v. Introduction and commentaries by I. M. Kudriavtsev. Moscow-Leningrad, 1957.
Mazon, A. A. “ ’Artakserksovo deistvo’ i repertuar pastora Greg-gori.” Trudy Otdela drevnerusskoi literatury, 1958, vol. 14.