Theatre as Action

Soviet Russian Avant-Garde Aesthetics

  • Authors
  • Lars┬áKleberg

Part of the New Directions in Theatre book series (NDT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Avant-Garde Art and the Project of Cultural Revolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lars Kleberg
      Pages 2-7
    3. Lars Kleberg
      Pages 8-26
    4. Lars Kleberg
      Pages 27-35
  3. Theatre as Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Lars Kleberg
      Pages 38-39
    3. Lars Kleberg
      Pages 40-49
    4. Lars Kleberg
      Pages 65-76
    5. Lars Kleberg
      Pages 77-92
    6. Lars Kleberg
      Pages 93-102
    7. Lars Kleberg
      Pages 103-113
    8. Lars Kleberg
      Pages 114-119
    9. Lars Kleberg
      Pages 120-126
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 127-152

About this book


Russian and Soviet avant-garde theatre attempted to create a new art for post-revolutionary, post-1917 Russian and Soviet society. But what were the assumptions made of the audience and by the audience and was there a gap between the two? This original book studies the confrontation of the ideal with the reality of the Soviet 1920s, revealing the Wagnerian and Symbolist utopia beneath, and its crisis.


aesthetics constructivism festival stage theatre

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