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Re: Grand Duke Konstantin (KR) and his family- discussion and pictures, Part I
« Reply #465 on: January 23, 2010, 02:26:35 AM »
But it was shown in the papers...maybe just a book on Konstantin right ? I heard he was very active in literary circles too.

It was mentioned in the papers and the high society knew about the whole thing, but there was no any public stagement at some of the Imperial Theatres for all comers. The plot of the play was delicate and some actors was too much of a high birth to let them out to the wide audience.

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« Reply #466 on: January 23, 2010, 03:32:45 PM »
Too bad. Konstantin might have been a good playright and actor. Yet fate put him as a grand duke...Was this play published ?

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Re: Grand Duke Konstantin (KR) and his family- discussion and pictures, Part I
« Reply #467 on: January 24, 2010, 01:53:03 AM »
Too bad. Konstantin might have been a good playright and actor. Yet fate put him as a grand duke...Was this play published ?


I don't see any BAD in private performance of the play.The times were different than now. And by the way, the observers who saw the play with KR, said that his acting was good but not that brilliant as someone might imagine. He was somewhat mannered and had a slight English accent.

The play was published.

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Re: Grand Duke Konstantin (KR) and his family- discussion and pictures, Part I
« Reply #468 on: January 24, 2010, 09:20:36 AM »
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Re: Grand Duke Konstantin (KR) and his family- discussion and pictures, Part I
« Reply #469 on: January 24, 2010, 09:54:35 AM »
Amazing picture... would it be possible to have it without the mark please?

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Re: Grand Duke Konstantin (KR) and his family- discussion and pictures, Part I
« Reply #470 on: January 24, 2010, 10:15:31 AM »
It was written by Konstantin himself. Too bad his work wasn't translated into English.

That play certainly was - back as long ago as 1914.
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Re: Grand Duke Konstantin (KR) and his family- discussion and pictures, Part I
« Reply #471 on: January 24, 2010, 10:19:29 AM »
But it was shown in the papers...maybe just a book on Konstantin right ? I heard he was very active in literary circles too.

It was mentioned in the papers and the high society knew about the whole thing, but there was no any public stagement at some of the Imperial Theatres for all comers. The plot of the play was delicate and some actors was too much of a high birth to let them out to the wide audience.

There is a very limited edition photo album of the 1900 performance of Hamlet in which KR also acted in the Hermitage THeatre - I don't know how many copies were produced, but I guess they were friends and family, plus some honoured institutions were given copies for the record.
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Re: Grand Duke Konstantin (KR) and his family- discussion and pictures, Part I
« Reply #472 on: January 24, 2010, 10:22:51 AM »
It was written by Konstantin himself. Too bad his work wasn't translated into English.

That play certainly was - back as long ago as 1914.

The play is free for download here: http://www.archive.org/details/kingofjewssacred00krko

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« Reply #473 on: January 24, 2010, 03:44:40 PM »
Thanks for the link. Konstantin was a talented person and had he survived the revloution could have done more work in exile perhaps in paris.

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Re: Grand Duke Konstantin (KR) and his family- discussion and pictures, Part I
« Reply #474 on: January 28, 2010, 01:11:03 AM »
GD Kosntantin in the uniform of his Preobrazhenskiy Regiment.


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Re: Grand Duke Konstantin (KR) and his family- discussion and pictures, Part I
« Reply #475 on: January 28, 2010, 01:30:46 AM »
GDss Elizaveta Mavrikievna with her sister Marianna and Wurttemberg Duchesses



In front: Duchesses Olga and Elsa of Wurttemberg (they were nieces of GD KR)
At back is Princess Marianna of Schaumburg-Lippe, elder sister of Elizaveta.

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Re: Grand Duke Konstantin (KR) and his family- discussion and pictures, Part I
« Reply #476 on: January 28, 2010, 02:45:29 AM »
Nice pictures. I've seen them before. I can't remember if it was on the internet or from a book.

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Re: Grand Duke Konstantin (KR) and his family- discussion and pictures, Part I
« Reply #477 on: January 28, 2010, 04:26:47 AM »
Nice pictures. I've seen them before. I can't remember if it was on the internet or from a book.

They are from one of the numerous bios in Russian on GD KR.

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Re: Grand Duke Konstantin (KR) and his family- discussion and pictures, Part I
« Reply #478 on: January 29, 2010, 02:31:46 AM »
GDss Elizaveta M. in a fancy-dress. One of the photos from a photosession.


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Re: Grand Duke Konstantin (KR) and his family- discussion and pictures, Part I
« Reply #479 on: January 29, 2010, 05:23:37 AM »
oh.  A nice one Svetabel. Thanks for sharing it.