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Re: Diary of Nicholas II
« Reply #75 on: March 29, 2009, 07:47:49 AM »
Here are the titles, roles, and schedule of plays performed by the imperial family in Tobolsk:

6/19 December (repeated 11/24 February)
Le Fluide de John, by M. Hannequin
Mr. Gilliard - Duplagne
Aleksei - John, son domestque
Marie - Lucien, neveu de Duplagne

14/27 January:
Les Deus Timides, by Eugene Labiche
Tatiana Nikolaevna - Annette
Anastasia Nikolaevna - Cecile
Prince Dolgorouki - Garadoux
Pierre Gilliard - Fremissin
Nicholas II  - Thibaudier

21 January/3 Feburary (repeated 4/17 February):
A La Porte, by Eugene Vercousin
Gilliard - Roland Delaunau, artiste
Tatiana Nikolaevna - Une dame
Aleksei Nikolaevich - Balthazar, un cocher
Pierre Gilliard - Regisseur

28 January/10 February
La Bete Noir, by MM. Mendale et Cordier
General Tatischev - le doctuer Dorthez
Maria Nikolaevna - Frederic Dortez, son neveu
Tatiana Nikolaevna - Mme. Bellamara, veuve
Countess Hendrikova - Cyprienne, sa fille
Olga Nikolaevna - Maman Miette, gouvernante de la maison Dorthez

(4/17 February A La Porte repeated)

4/17 February (repeated 25 Feb/10 March)
Packing Up, by Henry Grattan
Anastasia Nikolaevna - Mr. Chugwater
Maria Nikolaevna - Mr.s. Chugwater
Aleksei Nikolaevich - Luggage man
Stanley Gibbes - Stage Manager

(11/24 February Le Fluide de John repeated)

11/24 February
In and Out of a Punt, by H.V. Esmond
Tatiana Nikolaevna - Margaret
Stanley Gibbes - Hugh
Pierre Gilliard - Stage Manager

18 February/3 March
The Crystal Gazer, by Leopold Montague Esq.
Maria Nikolaevna - Miss Bessie Blank
Stanley Gibbes - The Crystal Gazer; stage manager

18 February/3 March
The Bear, by Chekhov (sometimes translated as "The Boor")
Olga Nikolaevna - Popova
Nicholas II - Smirnov
Maria Nikolaevna - Louka

(25 Feb/10 March Packing Up repeated)


There's a longer thread about the plays in the Final Chapter forum:
Plays performed by the Imperial Family


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Re: Diary of Nicholas II
« Reply #76 on: March 29, 2009, 07:55:24 AM »

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If I'm not wrong, I think that you have spelled it right.  ;)

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Re: Diary of Nicholas II
« Reply #77 on: April 01, 2009, 04:24:27 AM »
I never found the diary for 1912. Does anyone read it? Is it anywhere available (in russian)?
That Nicholas' diary exist. There is his diary entry on October 5th 1912, during Spala crisis. 
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Re: Diary of Nicholas II
« Reply #78 on: April 01, 2009, 10:03:26 PM »
I have known Stephen de Angelis has translated the diaries of Nicholas II. Here is a short note on a lecture that he delivered last month:
http://www.fourarts.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=events.one&content_id=460&x=4722299

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Re: Diary of Nicholas II
« Reply #79 on: February 10, 2014, 05:16:40 PM »
Diary entry of December 31, 1913 - rare to see photos inserted by Nicholas:

http://www.statearchive.ru/assets/images/new_year/dn01.jpg

http://www.statearchive.ru/assets/images/new_year/dn02.jpg

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Re: Diary of Nicholas II
« Reply #80 on: February 14, 2014, 03:00:11 PM »
Fascinating! Thank you for sharing that Joanna!
I truly hope for a english translation of the diaries one day!

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Re: Diary of Nicholas II
« Reply #81 on: February 15, 2014, 09:40:10 AM »
Does anyone happen to have August 10, 1911 from Nicholas' Diary?  We have a luncheon menu for that day of his, and are quite curious where he was (I'm pretty sure Tsarskoye Selo) and who might have had lunch with him that day.

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Re: Diary of Nicholas II
« Reply #82 on: February 15, 2014, 10:07:06 AM »
Does anyone happen to have August 10, 1911 from Nicholas' Diary?  We have a luncheon menu for that day of his, and are quite curious where he was (I'm pretty sure Tsarskoye Selo) and who might have had lunch with him that day.
Tsar Nicholas' 1911 diary was published in Moscow recently. I have not yet received my copy, but perhaps some other forum member has...
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Re: Diary of Nicholas II
« Reply #83 on: March 15, 2014, 03:26:32 PM »
Well, I picked up my copies of Tsar Nicholas' 1905-1918 diaries in Amsterdam earlier today.

August 10, 1911 (Old Style) : Nicholas had returned from Krasnoe Selo to Peterhof around 00h30. At 9h30 he, Olga and Alexei left for Krasnoe Selo, where they spent a considerable part of the day reviewing troops etc. He lunched with officiers of the units he had just reviewed at 12h30, had 'obed' at Krasnoe Selo at 7 o'clock and went to a theater there. He returned to Peterhof shortly after midnight. Nicholas did not mention any names of people with whom he had luncheon on this day.
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"The Correspondence of the Empress Alexandra of Russia with Ernst Ludwig and Eleonore, Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse. 1878-1916"
"Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig and Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine in Italy - 1893"
"Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine - Gebhard Zernin's Festschrift"

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Re: Diary of Nicholas II
« Reply #84 on: August 21, 2014, 01:37:37 PM »
In "The Romanov Sisters" Helen Rappaport mentions that when the family went East Nicholas had a box full of his old diaries and he would read them when he felt like remembering happier times and that Alexandra wrote to Lili Dehn expressing her regret for burning hers.

I was wondering how he was able to have them with him beyond the Alexander Palace. Didn't the Provisional Government take all their papers to look for signs of treason or was that only with Alexandra?

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Re: Diary of Nicholas II
« Reply #85 on: August 22, 2014, 07:59:37 AM »
Well, I picked up my copies of Tsar Nicholas' 1905-1918 diaries in Amsterdam earlier today.

August 10, 1911 (Old Style) : Nicholas had returned from Krasnoe Selo to Peterhof around 00h30. At 9h30 he, Olga and Alexei left for Krasnoe Selo, where they spent a considerable part of the day reviewing troops etc. He lunched with officiers of the units he had just reviewed at 12h30, had 'obed' at Krasnoe Selo at 7 o'clock and went to a theater there. He returned to Peterhof shortly after midnight. Nicholas did not mention any names of people with whom he had luncheon on this day.

Was "Olga" Olga Nikolaevna, or Olga Alexandrovna?

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Re: Diary of Nicholas II
« Reply #86 on: August 22, 2014, 12:31:32 PM »
Nicholas didn't specify which Olga he meant. Based on the context and his diary notes for the preceding days, I think it was Olga Nikolaevna.
"The Correspondence of the Empress Alexandra of Russia with Ernst Ludwig and Eleonore, Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse. 1878-1916"
"Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig and Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine in Italy - 1893"
"Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine - Gebhard Zernin's Festschrift"