Cathrine the Great Bibliography

O Tempora 1772
A comedy.
Oh, These Times 1772
Catherince the Great wrote over two dozens plays and operettes. Oh, These Times is a satirical attack on the many vices Catherine wished to root out from Russia: religious hypocrisy, superstition and slander. The main character, Mrs Sanctimonious, is a superficially religious old woman who resembles Moliere's Tartuffe.
The Siberian Shaman 1786
A satire on shamanism as a deceitful profession which preys on the gullible. The play was part of a group of three plays usually known as Catherine's 'anti-masonic' trilogy, written as a warning against the growing influence of the freemasons.