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The career of the Russian revolutionary theater director is traced from his early years as a founding member of the Moscow Art Theater through his Symbolist period, his experiments with commedia dell'arte and other popular forms and his triumphs in the tsarist imperial theaters.
Table of ContentsList of illustrations; Preface; 1. A life; 2. The fourth dimension; 3. The actor's business; 4. The mise-en-scène; 5. Rhythm; 6. Meanings; 7. Masquerade; 8. Meyerhold and Mayakovsky; 9. The legacy; Chronology; List of Meyerhold's productions; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.