Stage and Auditorium in the Russian Modernist Theatre
Although most currents in Russian theatre from naturalism in the 1890s to constructivism in the 1920s seem to have embraced the myth of the representative auditorium, this in no way means that they had a common notion as to how the stage would confront this auditorium. On the contrary, the ‘representative’ view of the audience served as the starting point for a number of widely different conceptions of the ideal relationship between stage and auditorium.
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