Technicism in the Ukrainian avant-garde theatre : a clash of meanings and forms

Source document: Theatralia. 2022, vol. 25, iss. 1, pp. 27-43
Extent
27-43
  • ISSN
    1803-845X (print)
    2336-4548 (online)
Type: Article
Language
English
Abstract(s)
The article examines the impact of technicism on the Ukrainian avant-garde theatre and how the subject of industrialisation was treated on stage as a result. Based on performances directed by Boris Glagolin (Ukraine), Les Kurbas (Ukraine), Erwin Piscator (Germany), Alexander Tairov (Russia), Igor Terentiev (Ukraine) and stage designed by Oleksandr Khvostenko-Khvostov (Ukraine), Vadym Meller (Ukraine), Anatol Petrytsky (Ukraine), and others, the author analyses the two varied trends on stages, both of which were a product of the evolving ideological tasks facing the European and Ukrainian theatres in the 1920s–1930s. A tendency that arose at some point among the aforementioned avant-garde directors to make a parody out of technicism-related ideas is also discussed.
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