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Sergei Eisenstein

(1898—1948) Soviet film director

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agitprop

agitprop  

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Formed from the title of the Department of Agitation and Propaganda founded in 1920 in Soviet Russia, Agit-prop was intended to control the ideological thinking of the masses. Agit-prop trains toured ...
Blue Blouse

Blue Blouse  

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Theatrical movement that began with an agitational theatre group in Moscow in 1923, taking its name from the workers' clothes which it adopted as a basic costume. Both the name ...
Charles Laughton

Charles Laughton  

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(1899–1962)British-born actor who became a US naturalized citizen in 1950. He is remembered for a series of outstanding character performances in the cinema.The son of a hotelier, Laughton was born ...
circus

circus  

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In 1919 the Georgian artist Nikolai Foregger lectured the Union of International Artists of the Circus on his conviction in a renaissance of the circus. He evoked theatre as the ...
Eastern theatre, its influence on the West

Eastern theatre, its influence on the West  

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Unlike Western theatre, many of the theatrical forms of the East can claim continuous acting traditions stretching back over several centuries, during which the precise details of the acting have ...
eccentrism

eccentrism  

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A brainchild of the St Petersburg avant-garde, who in July 1922 published ‘The Eccentric Manifesto’. Proclaiming that they stood for ‘art without a capital letter, a pedestal or a fig ...
Eisenstein, Sergei

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World Encyclopedia

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Although he completed just six films in 25 years, he is one of cinema's most influential artists. He developed a

Eisenstein, Sergei

Eisenstein, Sergei (10 Jan. 1898)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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(b. Riga, 10 Jan. 1898; d. Moscow, 11 Feb. 1948)

Film director, theatre director/designer,

Eisenstein, Sergei

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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(1898–1948)

Russian/Soviet stage and film director and designer. He began his career with travelling theatre groups during the Civil War before joining Proletkult in ...

Eisenstein, Sergei

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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(1898–1948)

Russian/Soviet stage and film director and designer. He began his career with travelling theatre groups during the Civil War before joining ...

Eisenstein, Sergei Mikhailovich

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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(1898–1948), Russian theater and film director.

Sergei Eisenstein was born in Riga (then part of

Eisenstein, Sergei Mikhailovich

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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Russian film director. Born in Riga, Eisenstein studied engineering and architecture at the Petrograd Institute. After the civil war, during which he served with the Red Army ... More
Evgeny Zamyatin

Evgeny Zamyatin  

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(1884–1937)Russian prose writer, critic, and playwright. He is best known for his anti‐Utopian novel We (1920–1), which was influenced by H. G. Wells and in turn influenced Orwell. Zamyatin ...
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Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon  

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(1909–1992)British painter, whose powerful and original pictures with their lurid colour and distorted figures convey a personal vision of the repulsiveness and horror of the human condition.Bacon ...
Friedrich Schiller

Friedrich Schiller  

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(1759–1805),German dramatist and lyric poet, and one of the principal figures of the Sturm und Drang period and of German Romanticism in general. He was deeply influenced by Shakespeare, and greatly ...
Igor Terentiev

Igor Terentiev  

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(1892–1941)Russian/Soviet theatre practitioner and exponent of the eccentric grotesque, in a tradition established by Grigory Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg, who published their ‘Eccentrism’ manifesto ...
mass performances

mass performances  

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Large-scale Soviet theatrical presentations, usually in the open air and involving large numbers of participants. Their origins reach back to primitive rituals and mass festivities, such as the Greek ...
Mei Lanfang

Mei Lanfang  

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(1894–1961),Chinese actor, the only one to become known outside his own country. The son and grandson of actors, he began his stage training at the age of 9 and ...
montage

montage  

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[French monter ‘to assemble’]1. Most broadly, in European film-making, a synonym for editing. The process of editing shots into a sequence and/or the editing of sequences into the form of a complete ...

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