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Russia. Soviet Union. Russia (federation)

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • My Life in Artby Constantin Stanislavski

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    First Published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Off Nevsky Prospektby Elena Markova

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Off Nevsky Prospekt is the first study to be published in English of the exceptionally rich and diverse theatre studio movement which has flourished in St Petersburg during the 1980s and '90s. Professor Markova charts the development of the theatre studios - from their beginnings as a reaction to the repressive atmosphere of the Soviet period and... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Recurrence of Fateby Spencer Jay Golub

    University of Iowa Press 1994; US$ 29.95

    How, why, and according to whose definitions and requirements does a culture self-consciously create memory and project its fate? In this remarkable book—the first in English to treat Russian history as theatre and cultural performance—Spencer Golub reveals the performative nature of Russian history in the twentieth century and the... 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...