Historical Dictionary Of Russian Theatre

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Historical Dictionary Of Russian Theatre

Author : Laurence Senelick
ISBN : 9781442249271
Genre : Performing Arts
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Russian Theatre covers the history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on individual actors, directors, designers, entrepreneurs, plays, playhouses and institutions, Censorship, Children’s Theater, Émigré Theater, and Shakespeare in Russia. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Russian Theatre.
Category: Performing Arts

Historical Dictionary Of Russian Theater

Author : Laurence Senelick
ISBN : 9780810864528
Genre : Performing Arts
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Despite constant hindrance from government interference and control, the Russian theater has produced many memorable playwrights, schools of thought, and plays, whose influence can be seen throughout the world. Nikolai Gogol''s The Inspector, Maksim Gor'kii's The Lower Depths, and Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard remain staples of repertories in every language. The ideas of Konstantin Stanislavskii, Vsevolod Meierkhol'd, and Mikhail Chekhov continue to inspire actors and directors, and designers still draw on the graphics of the World of Art group and the Constructivists. The Historical Dictionary of Russian Theater is the only reference work in English devoted exclusively to Russian theater and drama. It provides information on the popular plays and playwrights while also offering information on many persons, works, and phenomena omitted from standard encyclopedias. Through the use of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, an appendix, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on directors, stage designers, actors, plays, playwrights, concepts, theater buildings, and troupes, this reference provides an unrivaled account of Russian theater.
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Historical Dictionary Of Russian And Soviet Cinema

Author : Peter Rollberg
ISBN : 0810862689
Genre : History
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Film lovers all over the world are familiar with the masterpieces of Eisenstein and Tarkovsky. These directors' unique achievements were embedded in a powerful process that began under Russia's last tsar and underwent several periods of blossoming: the bourgeois cinema in the 1910s, the revolutionary avant-garde in the 1920s, the Thaw in the 1950s, and the awakening of national cinemas in the 1960s and 1970s. The Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema is the first reference work of its kind in the English language devoted entirely to the cinema of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet period, including both the cinematic highlights and the mainstream. The cinemas of the former Soviet republics, including Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Lithuania, and Latvia, are also represented with their most influential artists. Through a chronology, an introduction essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on filmmakers, performers, cinematographers, composers, producers, studios, genres, and outstanding films, this reference work covers the history of Russian and Soviet filmmaking from 1896 to 2007.
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Historical Dictionary Of Modern Japanese Literature And Theater

Author : Scott J. Miller
ISBN : 9780810863194
Genre : Literary Criticism
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With the Meiji Restoration in 1868, Japan opened its doors to the West and underwent remarkable changes as it sought to become a modern nation. Accompanying the political changes that Western trade ushered in were widespread social and cultural changes. Newspapers, novels, poems, and plays from the Western world were soon adapted and translated into Japanese. The combination of the rich storytelling tradition of Japan with the realism and modernism of the West produced some of the greatest literature of the modern age. Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater presents a broad perspective on the development and history of literature_narrative, poetry, and drama_in modern Japan. This book offers a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and concepts that played a central role in the evolution of modern Japanese literature.
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Historical Dictionary Of Russian Music

Author : Daniel Jaffé
ISBN : 9780810879805
Genre : Music
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The Historical Dictionary of Russian Music relates the history of Russian music through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, and organizations. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Russian music.
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Longman Companion To Imperial Russia 1689 1917

Author : David Longley
ISBN : 9781317882190
Genre : History
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This is the first book of its kind to draw together information on the major events in Russian history from 1695 to 1917 - covering the eventful period from the accession of Peter the Great to the fall of Nicholas II. Not only is a vast amount of material on key events and topics brought together, but the book also contains fascinating background material to convey the reality of life in the period.
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Evgeny Vakhtangov

Author : Евгений Вахтангов
ISBN : STANFORD:36105020067216
Genre : Actors
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Vsevolod Meyerhold

Author : Jonathan Pitches
ISBN : 0415258839
Genre : Performing Arts
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This is the first book to combine biographical introduction to Meyerhold's life, his theoretical writings, analysis of 'Revisor, or The Government Inspector' and the 'biomechanical' exercises he developed for actor training.
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Serf Actor

Author : Laurence Senelick
ISBN : UOM:39015018643695
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Historical Dictionary Of Pyongyang

Author : Justin Corfield
ISBN : 9781783083411
Genre : Reference
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Offering a concise overview of Pyongyang’s history and development, the ‘Historical Dictionary of Pyongyang’ presents a comprehensive historical survey of the city in the form of an alphabetical list of keywords and names, with accompanying definitions. Both well-researched and authoritative, the volume draws upon a wide range of modern sources, and contains an introductory essay about the city, a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, and an array of photographs.
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Russia Engages The World 1453 1825

Author : Cynthia H. Whittaker
ISBN : 067401278X
Genre : History
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This elegant new book created by a team of leading historians in collaboration with The New York Public Library traces Russia's development from an insular, medieval, liturgical realm centered on Old Muscovy, into a modern, secular, world power embodied in cosmopolitan St. Petersburg.
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Ostrovsky

Author : Kate Sealey Rahman
ISBN : UOM:39015048920659
Genre : Authors, Russian
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Theatre In The Solovki Prison Camp

Author : Н Кузякина
ISBN : 3718654407
Genre : Performing Arts
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There were theatres in many Soviet concentration camps. What were they like? Can we regard them as an artistic phenomenon? Do they constitute a distinct unity? This account provides answers to these questions as well as precise dates and names of the theatre managers, directors and actors. There were theatres in many Soviet concentration camps. What were they like? Can we regard them as an artistic phenomenon? Do they constitute a distinct unity? It has been difficult to answer these and many other questions concerning the term "concentration camp theatre" mainly because the KGB archives are still largely inaccessible and few are still alive of those who worked in the theatres of the "world behind the barbed wire". The most important theatre of this kind, serving as a model for others, was in the Solovki camp for political prisoners. This account provides precise dates and names of the theatre managers, directors and actors.
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Stanislavsky A Life In Letters

Author : Laurence Senelick
ISBN : 9781136343407
Genre : Performing Arts
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Konstantin Stanislavsky transformed theatre in the West and was indisputably one of the twentieth century’s greatest innovators. His life and work mark some of the most significant artistic and political milestones of that tumultuous century, from the emancipation of the serfs to the Russian Revolution. Little wonder, then, that his correspondence contains gripping exchanges with the famous and infamous of his day: men such as Tolstoy, Chekhov, Trotsky and Stalin, among others. Laurence Senelick, one of the world’s foremost scholars of Russian literature, mines the Moscow archives and the definitive Russian edition of Stanislavsky’s letters, to produce the fullest collection of the letters in any language other than Russian. He sheds new light on this fascinating field. Senelick takes us from the earliest extant letter of an eleven-year-old Konstantin in 1874, through his work as actor, director and actor trainer with the Moscow Art Theatre, to messages written just before his death in 1938 at the age of seventy-five. We discover Stanislavsky as son, brother and father, as lover and husband, as businessman and "internal emigre." He is seen as a wealthy tourist and an impoverished touring actor, a privileged subject of the Tsar and a harried victim of the Bolsheviks. Senelick shares key insights into Stanislavsky's work on such important productions as The Seagull, The Cherry Orchard, Hamlet, Othello, and The Marriage of Figaro. The letters also reveal the steps that led up to the publication of his writings My Life in Art and An Actor’s Work on Himself. This handsome edition is also comprehensively annotated and fully illustrated.
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Goncharova

Author : Mary Chamot
ISBN : UOM:39015009269153
Genre : Graphic arts
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The Drama Dictionary

Author : Terry Hodgson
ISBN : 9781461721574
Genre : Performing Arts
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This comprehensive reference work is designed to be a single source to which readers may turn for guidance on dramatic theory and practice. It therefore concentrates on critical and technical concepts and terms rather than on theatre history or biography. The book contains some 1300 entries varying in length from a few words to several hundred. The terms included relate to the forms of drama (e.g. epic, mime, farce, comedy of manners, tragi-comedy, etc.); to different kinds of stage (thrust, picture-frame, arena, etc.); to technical stage terms (tabs, proscenium arch, sightlines, etc.); to acting terms, including colloquialisms (fluff, corpse-as well as duologue, soliloquy, cross below, upstage, etc.) They also include the critical terms of important theoreticians (e.g. superobjective, magic 'if', throughline, alienation, montage) and the obvious foreign terms (hamartia, peripeteia, etc.). Dramatic movements and styles are described (naturalism, expressionism, neo-classical, Jacobean, etc.), together with terms relating to costume (e.g. buskins), character types (of, say, the Commedia dell'Arte) and dramatic structure (climax, curtain, pace and tempo, episode, chorus, etc.). The entries are fully cross-referenced, and are supported by ample suggestions for further reading and a selection of line drawings illustrating key points in the text.
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Off Nevsky Prospekt

Author : Elena Viktorovna Markova
ISBN : 9057021358
Genre : Performing Arts
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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 through the "theatre bacchanalia" of the Perestroika years. She then surveys today's vibrant scene, with analyses of key productions and interviews with many of the central figures, and describes how theatre studios have subverted the conventions of the past to create a new dialogue with the changing society from which their audience is drawn.
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