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The Russian Theatre after Stalin

The Russian Theatre after Stalin

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre

  • Date Published: July 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521587945

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About the Authors
  • This is the first book to explore theater in Russia after Stalin. Through his work at the Moscow Art Theatre, Anatoly Smeliansky is in a key position to analyze 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 theater, highlighting the social and political events that shaped Russian drama and performance. The book also focuses on major directors and practitioners and contains a chronology, glossary of names, and informative illustrations.

    • The first study of contemporary Russian theatre history
    • Contains previously unpublished archival material and illustrations
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "With fascinationg insight, the writer investigates how each director worked with and/or against the Soviet system..." New Theatre Quarterly

    "A `must read' for those in the field, offered by one of few people with the opportunity, intelligence, maturity and good sense to write it." Choice

    "This is a story told by someone who was there in the rehearsal halls, in the meeting rooms, and the auditoria. It is often personal, often emotional, but always incisive account of those times, not so very far from the present." Essay in Theatre

    "...a tremendous addition to the field of Russian theatre studies." Theatre Journal

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521587945
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Translator's note
    1. The thaw (1953–1968)
    2. The frosts (1968–1985)
    3. The black box (1985–1997)

  • Author

    Anatoly Smeliansky


    Patrick Miles


    Laurence Senelick, Tufts University, Massachusetts

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