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Sergei Eisenstein

(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 ...

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World Encyclopedia

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..., Sergei ( 1898–1948 ) Soviet film director and theorist . Although he completed just six films in 25 years, he is one of cinema's most influential artists. He developed a strong political and aesthetic style, enhanced by the use of creative editing ( see montage ). His films include The Battleship Potemkin ( 1925 ) and October (or Ten Days That Shook the World , 1928...

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Nick Worrall

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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..., Sergei ( 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 , where he designed and part-directed a version of Jack London's The Mexican . He then moved to Foregger 's Workshop, where he experimented in music hall and circus techniques before becoming assistant to Meyerhold at the latter's Moscow State Directors' Workshop. In 1922 he assumed artistic directorship of the Proletkult Theatre and staged a famous ...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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..., Sergei ( 1898–1948 ) Russian pioneer film-maker and film-theorist . He was born in Riga (then part of Imperial Russia, but now the capital of Latvia) to a middle-class family. His parents separated in 1905 and he moved with his mother to St Petersburg. He studied architecture and engineering at the Petrograd Institute of Civil Engineering. He participated in the 1917 revolutions and in 1918 he joined the Red Army. He was stationed in Minsk for three years, which brought him into contact with Japanese culture (Kabuki theatre, with its aesthetic...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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..., Sergei ( 1898–1948 ) Russian pioneer film-maker and film-theorist . He was born in Riga (then part of Imperial Russia, but now the capital of Latvia) to a middle-class family. His parents separated in 1905 and he moved with his mother to St Petersburg. He studied architecture and engineering at the Petrograd Institute of Civil Engineering. He participated in the 1917 revolutions and in 1918 he joined the Red Army. He was stationed in Minsk for three years, which brought him into contact with Japanese culture (Kabuki theatre, with its...

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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..., Sergei [ Mikhailovich ] (b. Riga , 10 Jan. 1898 ; d. Moscow , 11 Feb. 1948 ) Film director , theatre director/designer , theoretician , teacher . He worked with mobile agitprop theatre troupes at the front during the Civil War before becoming director/designer at the First Proletkult Workers' Theatre in Moscow ( 1920 ), where he staged experimental productions exploiting popular forms derived from the clown show and the circus in a style which was to become characteristic of his later film technique, and based on theories of montage...

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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..., Sergei ( 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 Workshop, where he experimented in *music hall and *circus techniques, before becoming assistant to *Meyerhold . In 1922 he assumed *artistic directorship of the Proletkult Theatre and staged a famous *avant-garde production of *Ostrovsky 's Wise Man as a ‘montage of attractions’, breaking the play down into episodes staged as...

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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2008
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.... Bibliography Works by Eisenstein Eisenstein, Sergei Mikhailovich Drawings . Moscow, 1961. Eisenstein, Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein 2:A Premature Celebration of Eisenstein's Centenary . Edited by Jay Leyda , translated by Alan Y. Upchurch et al. Calcutta, 1985. Eisenstein, Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein at Work . Edited by Jay Leyda and Zina Voynow . New York, 1982. Eisenstein, Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein on Disney . Edited by Jay Leyda , translated by Alan Y. Upchurch . Calcutta, 1986. Eisenstein, Sergei Mikhailovich Film Essays...

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Yuri Tsivian

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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..., Sergei Mikhailovich ( 1898–1948 ), Russian theater and film director . Sergei Eisenstein was born in Riga (then part of the Russian Empire) into the family of an architect. In 1915 , Eisenstein joined the Institute of Civil Engineering in Petrograd; in 1918 , he volunteered for the Red Army, where he took part in army theater activities. Demobilized in 1920 , Eisenstein studied directing at Vsevolod Meyerhold’s theater workshop and continued theater work for the Proletkult theater in Moscow. In the three years following 1921 , Eisenstein...

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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..., Sergei Mikhailovich ( 1898–1948 ) 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 ( 1918–20 ), he became scene designer at the Proletkult Theatre and also studied with Usevolod Mayerhold , the Russian theatrical director. After directing a few plays he turned to film, in which his own theories on the use of montage to stimulate intellectual responses could be better exploited. Eisenstein's theory of montage stemmed from...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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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 ...
Sergei Tretyakov

Sergei Tretyakov  

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(b. Kuldiga, Latvia, 20 June 1892; d. Moscow, 20 Sept. 1937)Playwright. A brilliant pianist, artist and futurist poet, he was enthused by the Bolshevik Revolution, and collaborated closely with ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Russian Aesthetics

Russian Aesthetics  

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To examine the relationship between Russian art and aesthetics, this entry comprises three essays:Religious AestheticsRussian FormalismSocialist RealismThe first essay pays particular attention to ...
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 ...
Juan Genovés

Juan Genovés  

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(1930– )Spanish painter and graphic artist, born in Valencia. He studied at the School of Fine Arts there, and in 1958 settled in Madrid. His most characteristic paintings feature crowds or groups of ...

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