Meyerhold on Theatre

Meyerhold on Theatre

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ISBN-13: 9781474230209
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 01/28/2016
Series: Theatre Makers
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Edward Braun is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Bristol. He edited the pioneering English-language selection from Meyerhold's writings, Meyerhold on Theatre, in 1969, and in 1979 published his major critical assessment, The Theatre of Meyerhold. His The Director & the Stage was first published in 1982.

Jonathan Pitches is Professor of Theatre and Performance and Director of Research in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries at Leeds University. He is the author and/or editor of four books, three of which relate to actor training and is the founding co-editor of the Routledge journal, Theatre Dance and Performance Training.

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     9
Preface     13
The Search for New Forms (1902-1907)
Introduction     17
The Naturalistic Theatre and the Theatre of Mood     23
The New Theatre Foreshadowed in Literature     34
The Theatre-Studio     39
First Attempts at a Stylized Theatre     49
The Stylized Theatre     58
Notes on Productions     64
At the Imperial Theatres (1908-1917)
Introduction     75
Tristan and Isolde     80
Don Juan     98
Orpheus at the Marinsky Theatre     106
Doctor Dapertutto (1908-1917)
Introduction     111
The Fairground Booth     119
Notes on Productions     143
The Meyerhold Studio     146
October in the Theatre (1917-1921)
Introduction     159
On the Contemporary Theatre     167
Inaugural Speech to the Company of the R.S.F.S.R. Theatre No. 1     169
On the Staging of Verhaeren's The Dawn     170
Speech at an Open Debate on The Dawn     173
The Solitude of Stanislavsky     175
Biomechanics - Constructivism - Eccentrism - Cinefication (1921-1925)
Introduction     183
Biomechanics     197
The Magnanimous Cuckold     204
Pre-acting     205
The Government Inspector (1926)
Introduction     209
Observations on the Play     219
Meyerhold at Rehearsal     221
'An Alien Theatre' (1927-1940)
Introduction     233
The Reconstruction of the Theatre     253
The Lady of the Camellias     274
The Queen of Spades     278
A Reply to Criticism     289
At the Stanislavsky Opera     298
The Cinema
Introduction     303
The Picture of Dorian Gray     305
Chaplin and Chaplinism     311
Select Bibliography     325
Index     328

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