Lev Mei

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Lev Aleksandrovich Mei (Russian: Лев Алекса́ндрович Мей (name sometimes transliterated as Lev Mey); 25 February [O.S. 13 February] 1822 – 28 May [O.S. 16 May] 1862) was a Russian dramatist and poet. He wrote the historical dramas, The Tsar's Bride (1849), Servilia (1854) and The Maid of Pskov (1859), all three of which the composer, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, later used as the basis for operas.[1] In St. Petersburg, Mei contributed leading Russian magazines, including Biblioteka Dlya Chteniya, Otechestvennye Zapiski, Syn Otechestva, Russkoye Slovo, Russkiy Mir, and Svetoch.[2]

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  1. The Cambridge Guide to Theatre. Martin Banham (New ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1995. p. 951. ISBN 0-521-43437-8. OCLC 31971388.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. Мей, Лев Александрович. Biography at Russian Writers (Biobibliographical dictionary) // "Русские писатели". Биобиблиографический словарь. Том 2. М-Я. Под редакцией П. А. Николаева. "Просвещение", 1990