On dramaturgical mastery of I.L. Leontyev (Scheglov), 1880S/1890S
The article attempts to analyse originality of the dramatic works by Leontyev (Shcheglov), consider some specific features of the playwright's talent and disclose the genre diversity of his plays written in the 1880-90s. The interpretation of a number of comedies allows defining the playwright's dramatic techniques and the specific character of the Russian society presented in his plays.
Keywords: literature, drama, genres, comedy, vaudeville, plots, types, characters