Update

Overview

formalism

Return to overview »

You are looking at 1-7 of 7 entries  for:

  • Type: Overview Page x
  • Performing arts x
clear all

View:

Aleksandr Tairov

Aleksandr Tairov  

Reference type:
Overview Page
(1885–1950)Russian/Soviet director. After a period as an actor, Tairov's first important post was at Mardzhanov's Free Theatre in 1913, where he directed his future wife Koonen in Schnitzler's The ...
historicism

historicism  

[Th]A general and increasingly ambiguous term meaning a number of different things to different people. At its heart, however, is the idea that a society and its culture exist mainly in their dynamic ...
metalanguage

metalanguage  

Language used to describe or analyse language. Linguistics can be seen as a metalanguage (a ‘second-order’ language) for describing natural language. Barthes, following Hjelmslev, saw myth as a ...
Nikolai Akimov

Nikolai Akimov  

Reference type:
Overview Page
(b. Kharkov, Russia, 3 April 1901; d. Moscow, 6 Sept. 1968)Director and stage designer. His first independent production was a controversial Hamlet (1932), with music specially composed by ...
reductionism

reductionism  

[Th]The general principle that complicated phenomena can be explained by conceptually reducing them to a set of simple variables. This is often linked to essentialist or socio‐biological approaches.
text

text  

The actual wording of a written work, as distinct from a reader's (or theatrical director's) interpretation of its story, theme, subtext, etc.; or a specific work chosen as the object of analysis. ...
Vsevolod Meyerhold

Vsevolod Meyerhold  

Reference type:
Overview Page
(1874–1940)Russian/Soviet actor, director and theorist of theatre who, as a protégé of Nemirovich-Danchenko, was among the founding members of the Moscow Art Theatre in 1898 and the original ...

View: