[SOVIET AGITPOP THEATER] Sinyaya bluza. 5 let. [i.e. Blue Blouse. 5 Years] / posvyaschaetsya pyatiletiyu Sinei bluzy. Sbornik pod redakciey B. Uzhanina i V. Mrozovskogo. [i.e. dedicated to “Blue Blouse” 5th Anniversary. Collection edited by B. Uzhanin and V. Mrozovsky].

[SOVIET AGITPOP THEATER] Sinyaya bluza. 5 let. [i.e. Blue Blouse. 5 Years] / posvyaschaetsya pyatiletiyu Sinei bluzy. Sbornik pod redakciey B. Uzhanina i V. Mrozovskogo. [i.e. dedicated to “Blue Blouse” 5th Anniversary. Collection edited by B. Uzhanin and V. Mrozovsky].

Moscow: Iskra revolyutsii, 1928. Item #40

[64] pp. 26x17 cm. 5000 copies printed. Wrapper designed by B. Sakhnovsky, photo-montage by A. Akhtyrko, L. Zotov, B. Sakhnovsky. Spine is repaired with paper, otherwise good condition.

“Blue Blouse” was a popular theater-collective of the early Soviet era. First a small troupe, it was soon replicated across the country, and by 1927 there were 5000 troupes with more than 100,000 actors involved. Essentially, they filled the gap left by the pre-revolutionary phenomenon of folk-theater. The “Blue Blouse” founded the style of agitprop theater, a corollary of the poster propaganda of the day.

Most of the well-known Soviet poets and writers were involved in “Blue Blouse” productions: Osip Brik was the ideological creator of the theater; Vladimir Mayakovsky amd Vassily Lebedev-Kumach were among its writers. A tour of the theater to Germany, Lithuania and China connected with a wide public.

This collection celebrates the 5th anniversary of the theater. It includes reviews of Sinyaya Bluza productions and describes the most notable performances.

OCLC locates no copies in USA.

Price: $750.00

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