Moscow: 1928. Item #284
30,  pp.; ill., facs., port. 26x17,5 cm. In original wrappers. Damp stain on the side margin of the front cover and few pages. Otherwise very good.
Very rare. With many black and white photographs of productions and set designs.
This prospectus is dedicated to the summer tour of 1928 of the Moscow Kamerny Theatre. It includes portraits of the company including Alexander Tairov and Alisa Koonen, route (Baku, Kiev, Leningrad and others) and repertoire. Articles from theatre magazines and amazing and rare stage photographs are provided for Desire under the Elms, The Storm by Ostrovsky, Rozita, Antigone, Adrienna Lekuvrer, Day and Night, Girofle-Giroflia, Sirokko.
The Kamerny Theatre in Moscow for the 35 years, this small, intimate experimental theatre became «recognized as a major force in Russian theatre» getting awards in different European countries at salons and exhibitions. For three decades the theater survived the effects of the Russian Revolution by remaining unpolitical, instead adopting a post-revolutionary romantic idealism and relying heavily on classical material from the east and west. But in 1928 the Kamerny put on Purple Island by Mikhail Bulgakov, which was a satire that openly mocked the government. So this is the last tour before Tairov and his theatre became ostracized for their experiments.
No copies at the Worldcat.