Vsevolod Meyerhold (Paperback) book cover

Vsevolod Meyerhold

By Jonathan Pitches

© 2004 – Routledge

176 pages | 13 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415258845
pub: 2003-08-21
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pub: 2003-08-28
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About the Book

All books in the Routledge Performance Practitioners series are carefully designed to enable the reader to understand the work of a key practitioner. They provide the first step towards critical understanding and a springboard for further study for students on twentieth century, contemporary theatre and theatre history courses. This is the first book to combine

  • a biographical introduction to Meyerhold's life
  • a clear explanation of his theoretical writings
  • an analysis of his masterpiece production 'Revisor, or The Government Inspector'
  • a comprehensive and useable description of the 'biomechanical' exercises he developed for training the actor.

Reviews

'Pitches skill … is impressive.' - Aleks Sierz, The Times Higher Education Supplement

'A useful entry point.' - Theatre Research International

About the Series

Routledge Performance Practitioners

Routledge Performance Practitioners is an innovative series of introductory handbooks on key figures in twentieth-century performance practice.
Each volume focuses on a theatre-maker who has transformed the way we understand theatre and performance. The books are carefully structured to enable the reader to gain a good grasp of the fundamental elements underpinning each practitioner's work. They provide an inspiring springboard for students on twentieth century, contemporary theatre and theatre history courses.
These compact, well-illustrated and clearly written books unravel the contribution of modern theatre's most charismatic innovators, through:

  • personal biography
  • explanation of key writings
  • description of significant productions
  • reproduction of practical exercises.

As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today's student.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
DRA000000
DRAMA / General
LIT013000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Drama
PER000000
PERFORMING ARTS / General