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Migrating Modernist Performance

British Theatrical Travels Through Russia

Authors: Warden, Claire

  • Extends significantly the history of British and Russian cultural exchange
  • Foregrounds the work of under-researched figures and performers as well as well known figures within the field
  • Re-imagines performance as both an on-stage event and an everyday experience of travellers
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About this book

Exploring the experiences of early to mid-twentieth century British theatre-makers in Russia, this book imagines how these travellers interpreted  Russian realism, symbolism, constructivism, agitprop, pageantry, dance or cinema.

With some searching for an alternative to the corporate West End, some for experimental techniques  and others still for methods that might politically inspire their audiences, did these journeys make any differences to their practice? And how did distinctly Russian techniques affect British theatre history?

Migrating Modernist Performance seeks to answer these questions, reimagining the experiences and creative output of a range of, often under-researched, practitioners. What emerges is a dynamic collection of performances that bridge geographical, aesthetic, chronological and political divides.

About the authors

Claire Warden is Reader in Drama at De Montfort University, UK. She is the author of British Avant-Garde Theatre (2012) and Modernist and Avant-Garde Performance: an introduction (2015).

Reviews

“This book promises to extend significantly the history of British and Russian cultural exchange, spanning theatre, film and dance and extending the parameters of modernist studies and performance studies. Primary sources, archival sources and secondary, critical sources are woven together expertly and with vibrancy. Recommended reading for all Russophiles working in theatre, performance and modernism.” (Jonathan Pitches, Chair in Theatre and Performance, University of Leeds, UK)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Warden, Claire

    Pages 1-29

  • Chapter 1 Migratory Bafflement: Performing Russianness/Performing Britishness

    Warden, Claire

    Pages 31-69

  • Chapter 2 Agitprop and Pageantry: Political Alliances and Cultural Tensions

    Warden, Claire

    Pages 71-102

  • Chapter 3 Realism and Constructivism: From Revolutionary Experiment to Toeing the Party Line

    Warden, Claire

    Pages 103-161

  • Chapter 4 Images and Montage: Russian Cinema and the British Stage

    Warden, Claire

    Pages 163-195

Buy this book

eBook £55.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-38570-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £69.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-38569-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Migrating Modernist Performance
Book Subtitle
British Theatrical Travels Through Russia
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-38570-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-38570-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-38569-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 223
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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