Meyerhold and the Cubists (Book)

Perspectives on Painting and Performance

This book offers a rich analysis of collage practices in the theater of Vsevolod Meyerhold. Focusing on the philosophical and formal tenets of the form, and supporting her analysis with wide-ranging examples from both theater and fine art, Amy Skinner develops collage as a framework for reading the whole of the theatrical experience, from scenography and mise-en-scène to text and spectatorship. An innovative exploration of the influence of collage on twentieth- and twenty-first-century theater, Meyerhold and the Cubists will be essential for theater scholars and practitioners alike.

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This book offers a rich analysis of collage practices in the theatre of Vsevolod Meyerhold. Focusing on the philosophical and formal tenets of the form, and supporting her analysis with wide-ranging examples from both theatre and fine art, Amy Skinner develops collage as a framework for reading the whole of the theatrical experience, from scenography and mise-en-scène to text and spectatorship. An innovative exploration of the influence of collage on twentieth- and twenty-first-century theatre, Meyerhold and the Cubists will be essential reading for theatre scholars and practitioners alike.

Amy Skinner is a lecturer in drama and theatre practice and director of the MA in drama and theatre practice in the School of Drama, Music and Screen at the University of Hull, UK.

Re-reading Meyerhold, part one 

Chapter 1: Setting the scene

Chapter 2: Depth

Chapter 3: Figure

Chapter 4: Collage

Chapter 5: Spectatorship

Chapter 6: Documentation

Re-reading Meyerhold, part two

Appendix: Russian art and Meyerhold’s theatre: A timeline

 

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