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  • Performing Violenceby Birgit Beumers; Mark Lipovetsky

    Intellect 2009; US$ 20.00

    New Russian Drama began its rise at the end of the twentieth century, following a decline in dramatic writing in Russia that stemmed back to the 1980s. Authors Beumers and Lipovetsky examine the representation of violence in these new dramatic works penned by young Russian playwrights. Performing Violence is the first English-language study of the... more...

  • Yuri Lyubimov: Thirty Years at the Taganka Theatreby B. Beumers

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 75.95

    A study of Yury Lyubimov's tempestuous career and his style of theatre during his thirty years at the Taganka Theatre. This work traces the development of his ideas, from his arrival at the theatre in 1964 through to his explusion in 1984, and his period of exile in the West until his return in 1989 to a much-changed Russia. Tracing Lyubimov's work... more...

  • Michael Chekhovby Franc Chamberlain

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 35.95

    All books in the Routledge Performance Practitioners series are carefully designed to enable the reader to understand the work of a key practitioner. They provide the first step towards critical understanding and a springboard for further study for students on twentieth century, contemporary theatre and theatre history courses. Michael Chekhov's... more...

  • Vsevolod Meyerholdby Jonathan Pitches

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 35.95

    All books in the Routledge Performance Practitioners series are carefully designed to enable the reader to understand the work of a key practitioner. They provide the first step towards critical understanding and a springboard for further study for students on twentieth century, contemporary theatre and theatre history courses. This is the first... more...

  • Popular Theater and Society in Tsarist Russiaby Tony Swift

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 57.95

    This is the most comprehensive study available of the popular theater that developed during the last decades of tsarist Russia. Swift examines the origins and significance of the new "people's theaters" that were created for the lower classes in St. Petersburg and Moscow between 1861 and 1917. His extensively researched study, full of anecdotes from... more...

  • Moscow Performancesby John Freedman

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 62.95

    The reviews and features collected in John Freedman's Moscow Performances bring to life the diversity, energy, and imagination of Russian theater as few books have done before. While focusing on the work of Moscow's leading directors - Pyotr Fomenko, Kama Ginkas, Valery Fokin, Anatoly Vasilyev, Konstantin Raikin, Sergei Zhenovach, Yury Lyubimov,... more...

  • Moscow Performances IIby John Freedman

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 43.95

    This is a collection of John Freedman's reviews and articles, most originally written for the Moscow Times, in which he focuses his expert critical eye on the directors, writers and actors who held centre stage during the 1996-97 theatre season in Moscow. The book looks at the debut of promising new artists and directors at the Moscow Art Theatre... more...

  • Revolutionary Theatreby Robert Leach

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 48.95

    Revolutionary Theatre is the first full-length study of the dynamic theatre created in Russia in the aftermath of the Bolshevik Revolution. Fired by social and political as well as artistic zeal, a group of directors, playwrights, actors and organisers collected around the charismatic Vsevolod Meyerhold. Their aim was to achieve in the theatre what... more...

  • The Path Of The Actorby Michael Chekhov; Andrei A. Kirillov; Bella Merlin

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 51.95

    This is the first English translation of Michael Chekhov?s two-volume autobiography, combining The Path of the Actor (1927) and extensive extracts from his later volume Life and Encounters . Full of illuminating anecdotes and insightful observations involving prominent characters from the MAT and the European theatre of the early twentieth century,... more...

  • Stanislavsky and female actorsby Maria Ignatieva

    University Press of America 2008; US$ 32.99

    Stanislavsky and Female Actors is the exploration of Stanislavsky's artistic and personal relationship with the leading actresses of the Moscow Art Theatre. It seeks to portray their life-long artistic dialogue and offers a new biographical study of the previously unknown spheres of Stanislavsky's life, as well as the lives of the Moscow Art Theatre's... more...