By Jonathan Pitches
From Komisarjevsky within the Twenties, to Cheek through Jowl’s Russian ‘sister corporation’ nearly a century later, Russian actor education has had a distinct effect on glossy British theatre. Russians in Britain, edited by means of Jonathan Pitches, is the 1st paintings of its kind to spot a dating among either international locations’ theatrical traditions as non-stop because it is complex.
Unravelling new strands of transmission and translation linking the good Russian émigré practitioners to the second one and 3rd new release artists who replied to their rules, Russians in Britain takes in:
- Komisarjevsky and the British theatre establishment.
- Stanislavsky within the British conservatoire.
- Meyerhold within the academy.
- Michael Chekhov within the deepest studio.
- Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop and the Northern level Ensemble.
- Katie Mitchell, Declan Donnellan and Michael Boyd.
Charting a hitherto untold tale with historic and modern implications, those 9 essays current a compelling replacement background of theatrical perform within the UK.
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Russians in Britain: British Theatre and the Russian Tradition of Actor Training by Jonathan Pitches