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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 ...
Marxist criticism

Marxist criticism  

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A form of cultural criticism that applies Marxist theory to the interpretation of cultural texts. Since neither Karl Marx nor his collaborator Friedrich Engels ever developed a specific form of ...
Proletkult

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Nick Worrall

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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2005
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Performing arts, Theatre
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Soviet association, the abbreviated name of the Organization for Proletarian Cultural Enlightenment. Founded in Petrograd (St Petersburg) in ...

Sergei Eisenstein

Sergei Eisenstein  

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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 1920, moved to Foregger's ...
socialist Realism

socialist Realism  

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Offically approved styles of art, architecture, literature, etc., in the former Soviet Union and some other Communist countries. In architecture it usually involved a type of coarse stripped ...
TRAM

TRAM  

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Acronym of Teatr Pabochei Molodezhi (Young Workers' Theatre), a mainly amateur organization which flowered in the Soviet Union in the latter half of the 1920s and at the beginning of ...

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