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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Theatre in Passingby Elena Siemens

    Intellect 2011; US$ 20.00

    Theatre in Passing explores spaces of performance in contemporary Moscow. Inspired by French philosopher Michel de Certeau’s model of a 'second, poetic geography' in which the walker - the everyday practitioner - invents the space observed by the voyeur, this book takes the reader on a tour of spaces of performance in contemporary Moscow.... more...

  • The Theatres of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisiaby Khalid Amine; Marvin Carlson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Modern international studies of world theatre and drama have begun to acknowledge the Arab world only after the contributions of Asia, Africa and Latin America. Within the Arab world, the contributions of Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco to modern drama and to post-colonial expression remain especially neglected, a problem that this book addresses. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...