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Sergei Radlov: The Shakespearian Fate of a Soviet Director

By David Zolotnistky Copyright 1996
    350 Pages
    by Routledge

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    First Published in 1996. Professor Zolotnitsky provides a picture of the life and work of Sergei Radlov - one of the most outstanding interpreters of Shakespeare on the Soviet stage in the 1930s. Sergei Radlov started as one of the left-wing directors among the disciples and companions of Vsevolod Meyerhold in post-revolutionary Russia. He directed Jack London, Ernst Toller, Evgeni Zamyatin and updated Aristophanes. In the latter he did "modern" operas, such as "The Love for Three Oranges" by Sergei Prokofiev and "Der ferne Klang" by Franz Schrecker.

    Part One A Study in Scarlet (1917-1937) Chapter One A Running Start Chapter Two Laboratory Experiments Chapter Three The First Encounters with the Academic Drama Theatre Chapter Four In Different Moods Chapter Five The Opera: 'Modernity' and Academism Chapter Six Findings and Losses on the Studio Theatre Stage Chapter Seven The Academy Theatre and the Studio Theatre Chapter Eight In Moscow Theatres Part Two A Study in Purple (1938-1958) Chapter One The Director and his Theatre Chapter Two On the Eve Chapter Three Events are Overtaken by the War Chapter Four The Outcome


    David Zolotnistky is currently at the Russian Institute for History of Art.