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Chagall and the Artists of the Russian Jewish Theater (Hardback)

Susan Tumarkin Goodman, Zvi Gitelman, Vladislav Ivanov

Edité par Yale University Press, United States, 2008
ISBN 10: 030011155X / ISBN 13: 9780300111552
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Titre : Chagall and the Artists of the Russian ...

Éditeur : Yale University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2008

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Shortly after the Bolshevik Revolution, Soviet Jewish theaters became catalysts for modernist experimentation. Working with avant-garde playwrights, actors, and producers in a new political environment, artists such as Marc Chagall, Natan Altman, Robert Falk, and Aleksandr Tyshler combined Russian folk art with elements of Cubo-Futurism and Constructivism into a bold new style. This collaboration gave rise to extraordinary productions with highly original stage designs that redefined the concept of theater itself. From the Jewish mythical and folkloric plays produced at Habima to the daring, expressionistic Yiddish dramas presented at the Moscow State Yiddish Theater (GOSET), this beautifully illustrated book chronicles the flourishing of Soviet Jewish theater in the 1920s and 1930s. Spanning such topics as Jewish culture and history in the Soviet Union, the volume includes stunning reproductions of Chagall s celebrated theater murals; fascinating archival materials such as posters, prints, and playbills; designs for costumes and sets; and many other breathtaking works. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780300111552

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Synopsis : Shortly after the Bolshevik Revolution, Soviet Jewish theaters became catalysts for modernist experimentation. Working with avant-garde playwrights, actors, and producers in a new political environment, artists such as Marc Chagall, Natan Altman, Robert Falk, and Aleksandr Tyshler combined Russian folk art with elements of Cubo-Futurism and Constructivism into a bold new style. This collaboration gave rise to extraordinary productions with highly original stage designs that redefined the concept of theater itself. From the Jewish mythical and folkloric plays produced at Habima to the daring, expressionistic Yiddish dramas presented at the Moscow State Yiddish Theater (GOSET), this beautifully illustrated book chronicles the flourishing of Soviet Jewish theater in the 1920s and 1930s. Spanning such topics as Jewish culture and history in the Soviet Union, the volume includes stunning reproductions of Chagall's celebrated theater murals; fascinating archival materials such as posters, prints, and playbills; designs for costumes and sets; and many other breathtaking works.

Critique: "...this beautifully illustrated book, of little known material, gives a powerful sense of the sheer visual and theatrical spectacle..."
-- Keith Richmond, Tribune, 10th April 2009

"Chagall's inventive ... murals and poster designs are reproduced here, with archive photos and revealing context." -- Artists and Illustrators, 1st February 2009

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