The Russian Theatre After Stalin

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Cambridge University Press, Jul 8, 1999 - Drama - 232 pages
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This is the first book to explore theatre in Russia after Stalin. Through his work at the Moscow Art Theatre, Anatoly Smeliansky is in a key position to analyse contemporary events on the Russian stage and he combines this first-hand knowledge with valuable archival material. Smeliansky chronicles developments from 1953 and the rise of a new Soviet theatre, highlighting the social and political events which shaped Russian drama and performance. The book also focuses on major directors and practitioners and contains a chronology, glossary of names, and informative illustrations.
 

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Contents

The Thaw 19531968
1
Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky initiate a new Soviet theatre
9
The rise and fall of the Sovremennik Theatre
16
Yury Lyubimov and the birth of the Taganka Theatre
30
Tovstonogovs diagnosis
46
Within the bounds of tenderness Efros in the sixties
58
The Frosts 19681985
74
Oleg Yefremov resuscitates the Art Theatre
75
The Black Box 19851997
142
The splitting of the Moscow Arts
147
Mark Zakharov and the Kings games
155
Family portrait Kama Ginkas and Geta Yanovskaya
168
Having a body to be resurrected Lev Dodin and Anatoly Vasilyev
180
Pyotr Fomenkos three cards
202
Conclusion
212
Notes
217

Yury Lyubimovs black cross
90
The man from outside Efros in the seventies and eighties
111
encapsulating stagnation
126

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