Kharkiv: 1930. Item #1320
41 pp. 20,5x14,5 cm. In original constructivist wrappers. Near fine, few tears of the spine.
First and only edition. One of 3000 copies. Rare.
The edition describes early experimental years of one of the largest Ukrainian drama theatres which developed as a propaganda tool.
The earliest Ukrainian stationary worker’s theatre was founded in Krasnozavodskoi district of Kharkiv in 1927. It was opened by director Alexander Zagarov (1877-1941) who raised the new place for application of Stanislavsky’s and Meyerhold’s approaches. In the second year, Vasily Vasilko became the theatre director instead. This edition was published for the First All-Union Competition of Theatres and Arts of Nationalities of the USSR held in Moscow. The Krasnozavodskoi theatre presented two plays: ‘Dictatorship’ and ‘Komsomol Members’. Serving for propaganda purposes, both demonstrated an experimental form of spectacular, mass theater-tribune on a Ukrainian stage.
The brochure lists all employees of the theater, contains its repertoire for 1929/1930 and brief descriptions of all actions.
Not in the Worldcat.