Meyerhold on theatre.

By: Meyerhold, Vsevolod.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Performance Books.Publisher: Previous ed.: Methuen Drama, 1991. ; London : Methuen Publishing Company, 1978Edition: Rev. ed.Description: 336 p. : ill. ; 20 cm. (pbk.).ISBN: 9780413387905.Subject(s): Performing Arts | Theatre - Production and direction | Theatre-Russia-History-20th centuryDDC classification: 792.0947MEY
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

'A major reissue of a book which is used by students of Meyerhold across the world. This was the first collection of Meyerhold''s writings and utterances to appear in English and covers his entire career as a director from 1902 to 1939. These are supplemented by a critical commentary, relating Meyerhold to his period and containing descriptions, based on eye-witness accounts, of all his major productions.'

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • List of Illustrations (p. 9)
  • Preface (p. 13)
  • 1 The Search for New Forms (1902-1907)
  • Introduction (p. 17)
  • The Naturalistic Theatre and the Theatre of Mood (p. 23)
  • The New Theatre Foreshadowed in Literature (p. 34)
  • The Theatre-Studio (p. 39)
  • First Attempts at a Stylized Theatre (p. 49)
  • The Stylized Theatre (p. 58)
  • Notes on Productions (p. 64)
  • 2 At the Imperial Theatres (1908-1917)
  • Introduction (p. 75)
  • Tristan and Isolde (p. 80)
  • Don Juan (p. 98)
  • Orpheus at the Marinsky Theatre (p. 106)
  • 3 Doctor Dapertutto (1908-1917)
  • Introduction (p. 111)
  • The Fairground Booth (p. 119)
  • Notes on Productions (p. 143)
  • The Meyerhold Studio (p. 146)
  • 4 October in the Theatre (1917-1921)
  • Introduction (p. 159)
  • On the Contemporary Theatre (p. 167)
  • Inaugural Speech to the Company of the R.S.F.S.R. Theatre No. 1 (p. 169)
  • On the Staging of Verhaeren's The Dawn (p. 170)
  • Speech at an Open Debate on The Dawn (p. 173)
  • The Solitude of Stanislavsky (p. 175)
  • 5 Biomechanics - Constructivism - Eccentrism - Cinefication (1921-1925)
  • Introduction (p. 183)
  • Biomechanics (p. 197)
  • The Magnanimous Cuckold (p. 204)
  • Pre-acting (p. 205)
  • 6 The Government Inspector (1926)
  • Introduction (p. 209)
  • Observations on the Play (p. 219)
  • Meyerhold at Rehearsal (p. 221)
  • 7 'An Alien Theatre' (1927-1940)
  • Introduction (p. 233)
  • The Reconstruction of the Theatre (p. 253)
  • The Lady of the Camellias (p. 274)
  • The Queen of Spades (p. 278)
  • A Reply to Criticism (p. 289)
  • At the Stanislavsky Opera (p. 298)
  • 8 The Cinema
  • Introduction (p. 303)
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray (p. 305)
  • Chaplin and Chaplinism (p. 311)
  • Select Bibliography (p. 325)
  • Index (p. 328)