Moscow: 1927. Item #285
32 pp.: ill., port. 26x17,5 cm. Without a wrapper, pencil signature on the title page. Otherwise very good.
This prospectus is dedicated to the summer tour of 1927 of the Meyerhold Theatre. It includes portraits of the company, e.g. Vsevolod Meyerhold, Igor Il’insky, Zinaida Raikh, route (Baku, Tiflis, Krasnodar, Leningrad and others) and repertoire. Articles from theatre magazines and valuable photographs of set constructivist decorations and productions are provided for The Forest (by Ostrovsky), D.E., Professor Bobus, Mandat, Roar, China!, Revizor. Also the brochure includes articles on music in Revizor production and article titled «Spectator from the Red Army about Revizor at Meyerhold’s».
Vsevolod Meyerhold (1874-1940) was a Russian theatrical producer, director, and actor whose provocative experiments in nonrealistic theatre made him one of the productive forces in modern theatre. Meyerhold founded his own theatre in 1920, which was known from 1923 as the Meyerhold Theatre until 1938. He inspired revolutionary artists and filmmakers such as Sergei Eisenstein, who studied with him. In the early 1930s, when Joseph Stalin repressed all avant-garde art and experimentation, his works were proclaimed antagonistic and alien to the Soviet people. Before his death he was tortured and executed by the state (cleared of all charges in 1955).
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