The Vakhtangov Sourcebook

1st Edition

Andrei Malaev-Babel

Routledge
Published March 23, 2011
Reference - 394 Pages
ISBN 9780415482578 - CAT# Y107736

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Summary

‘Scrupulously compiled and skillfully translated by Andrei Malaev-Babel, The Vakhtangov Sourcebook ... provides the most comprehensive addition to English readers’ knowledge of the philosophy, pedagogy, and legacy of Vakhtangov.’ – Modern Language Review

'An exceptionally valuable book that promises to be the definitive reference for Vakhtangov's work for years to come.' Theatre Topics

Yevgeny Vakhtangov was the creator of Fantastic Realism, credited with reconciling Meyerhold’s bold experiments with Stanislavski’s naturalist technique. The Vakhtangov Sourcebook compiles new translations of his key writings on the art of theatre, making it the primary source of first hand material on this master of theatre in the English speaking world.

Vakhtangov’s essays and articles are accompanied by:

    • Diary and Notebook excerpts
    • His lectures to the Vakhtangov Studio
    • In-depth accounts of Vakhtangov methods in rehearsal
    • Production photographs and sketches
    • Extensive bibliographies
    • Director’s notes on key performances

An extensive introductory overview from editor Andrei Malaev-Babel explains Vakhtangov‘s creative life, his groundbreaking theatrical concepts and influential directorial works.

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