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Alpers, B.
[MEYERHOLD HERITAGE] Teatr revoliutsii [i.e. Theatre of Revolution]
Moscow: Teakinopechat', 1928. 86, [2] pp. 17,5x13 cm. In original wrappers with decorative frame. In very good condition, some soiling of the back cover. First and only edition. One of 2000 copies. This monograph on Moscow Theatre of Revolution written by the Soviet theatre critic Boris Alpers (1894-1974) who collaborated with Meyerhold in St. Petersburg as a secretary of his Studio and contributed to the magazine 'Love for Three Oranges'. Following Meyerhold, Alpers moved to Moscow and joined Theatre of Revolution. He presents 1924-1927 history of this theatre where contemporary agitational plays were staged. The author overviews methods of directors, stressing constructivist performances, practice of biomechanics and actors performing. The book contains the photographs of production as well as stage design. Working in Theatre of Revolution mainly after Meyerhold left it, Alpers was able to fix how this avant-garde director influenced on the essence of one of the major Soviet theatres. Worldcat shows the copies in Library of Congress, Texas Tech University, University of Chicago, Syracuse University, Amherst College Library, Harvard College and Stanford University.
Bookseller: Bookvica [Tbilisi, Georgia]

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