Theatre in life: live art, intertwining authorial readings, public performance, and theater

8 November 2014

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Lecture by Valery Zolotukhin

THEATRE IN LIFE: LIVE ART, INTERTWINING AUTHORIAL READINGS, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, AND THEATER
Lecture
Valery Zolotukhin
Saturday, November 8, 5.00 – 6.30 pm
Garage Education Center
Free admission
 

Subverting traditional actor-audience distinctions, playwright and theater director Nikolai Evreinov’s early 20th century Theatre of the Soul anticipated the performances of the 1970s and 80s. His Theatre in Life was a slogan and program implemented by the Futurists. This lecture revisits early 20th century live art, which combined authorial reading sessions, public performance, and theater.

Valery Zolotukhin holds a PhD in art history, and is chief researcher in the Russian State Library's manuscript department. He has authored works on the history of Russian and Soviet theater and issues concerning the art of the spoken word.

Images: 

1. Vladimir Mayakovsky
For the Voice
Constructed by El Lissitzky
Berlin, 1923
Courtesy of Konstantin Dudakov-Kashuro 

2. Vladimir Mayakovsky
For the Voice
Constructed by El Lissitzky
Berlin, 1923
Courtesy of Konstantin Dudakov-Kashuro

3. Nikolai Feshin
Portrait of Nikolai Evreinov
1930s
Russian State Archive of Literature and Art

4. Photograph of Nikolai Evreinov
1920s–40s
Russian State Archive of Literature and Art

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