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Author Golub, Spencer.

Title The recurrence of fate : theatre & memory in twentieth-century Russia / Spencer Golub
Published Iowa City, Iowa : University of Iowa Press, [1994]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 277 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in theatre history & culture
Studies in theatre history and culture.
Contents Arrivals and departures -- Artists and models -- Revolutionizing Galatea -- The masking machine -- The sleeping idol -- The procrustean bed -- The Hamlet Gulag
Summary How, why, and according to whose definitions and requirements does a culture self-consciously create memory and project its fate? In this remarkable book, the first in English to treat Russian history as theatre and cultural performance, Spencer Golub reveals the performative nature of Russian history in the twentieth century and the romantic imprisonment/self-imprisonment of the creative intelligentsia within this scenario
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-262) and index
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Subject Russian drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Theater and society -- Russia (Federation)
Theater -- Russia (Federation) -- History -- 20th century.
Russia (Federation) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 158729088X (electronic bk.)
9781587290886 (electronic bk.)
(acid-free paper)
(paperback; acid-free paper)