Historical Dictionary of Russian Theater (Historical by Laurence Senelick

By Laurence Senelick

A latecomer continuously hampered via executive keep an eye on and interference, the Russian theatre turns out an not likely resource of innovation and creativity. but, through the center of the 19th century, it had given upward push to a couple of extraordinary playwrights and actors, and through the beginning of the 20 th century, it was once within the leading edge of revolutionary considering within the nation-states of directing and layout. Its effect through the global used to be pervasive: Nikolai Gogol', Anton Chekhov and Maksim Gor'kii stay staples of repertories in each language, the information of Konstantin Stanislavskii, Vsevolod Meierkhol'd and Mikhail Chekhov proceed to encourage actors and administrators, whereas designers nonetheless draw at the photographs of the area of paintings crew and the Constructivists. What distinguishes Russian theater from nearly the other is the way those achievements advanced and survived in ongoing clash or cooperation with the State.

This moment version of Historical Dictionary of Russian Theatre covers the background via a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an intensive bibliography. The dictionary part has over one thousand cross-referenced entries on person actors, administrators, designers, marketers, performs, playhouses and associations, Censorship, Children’s Theater, Émigré Theater, and Shakespeare in Russia. This ebook is a superb entry element for college kids, researchers, and a person eager to understand extra approximately Russian Theatre.

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They lived exemplary and ascetic lives. Robert, who in his seventies hoped that plastic surgery would enable him to play juveniles, was run over by a bus. AFINOGENOV, ALEKSANDR NIKOLAEVICH (1904–1941). Playwright. His first plays, written after he graduated from journalism school, dealt with industrial uprisings outside of Russia: Robert Tim (1923), about English machine wreckers; South of the Slot (1926), about a strike in San Francisco; and At the Turning Point (1926), about postwar unrest in Germany.

Sergei Prokof'ev’s opera Love of Three Oranges performed. ” Department of Agitation and Propaganda takes over rural theatres. Official theatre conference leads to central administration of all theatres. Ivanov’s Armored Train 14-69 opens at the MAT, directed by Stanislavskii and Il'ia Sudakov. Fourth Studio renamed Realistic Theatre. Stanislavskii’s Marriage of Figaro performed. Walter Hasenclever’s Antigone performed at the Kamernii. Evgenii Leonov’s The Badgers performed at Vakhtangov Theatre.

In 2002, the Alexandra collaborated with Valerii Fokin and the Meierkhol'd Center on the New Life of Tradition program, to revive Meierkhol'd’s greatest creations. Fokin’s restaging of The Inspector won the Golden Mask award for Best Large-Scale Production in 2004. ALL IN THE FAMILY (Svoi liudi—sochtëmsia; literally, It’s a Family Matter—We’ll Deal with It Ourselves, also known in English as A Family Affair). Comedy in four acts by Aleksandr Ostrovskii (1849). Bol'shov, a crooked merchant, decides to avoid bankruptcy by reassigning his property to his chief clerk, Lazar Podkhaliuzin; the clerk double-crosses him, marries his spoiled daughter, and gets rich, turning his back on his now impoverished father-in-law.

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