Dodin and the Maly Drama Theatre: Process to Performance

Dodin and the Maly Drama Theatre: Process to Performance

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By (author) Maria Shevstova, Foreword by Simon Callow

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 229mm x 15mm | 91g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2004
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415334624
  • ISBN 13: 9780415334624
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 20 black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,284,580

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Including a foreword by Simon Callow, a dedicated admirer of the Maly, Dodin and the Maly Drama Theatre provides both a valuable methodological model for actor training and a unique insight into the journeys taken from studio to stage. This is the first ever full-length study of internationally-acclaimed theatre company, the Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg, and its director, Lev Dodin.Maria Shevtsova provides an illuminating insight into Dodin's directorial processes and the company's actor 4raining, devising and rehearsal methods, which she interweaves with detailed analysis of the Maly's main productions. Dodin and the Maly Drama Theatre: Process to Performance demonstrates how the impact of Dodin's work extends far beyond that of his native Russia, and gives the reader unparalleled access to the company's practice.

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Author information

Maria Shevtsova is Professor of Theatre Arts and Director of Postgraduate Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is co-editor of New Theatre Quarterly.

Review quote

"This study will delight Dodin fans, especially since it is written by such a committed and lucid enthusiast."-Nick Worral, "Slavic Review, 06/2005 "I really enjoyed this very readable book by a respected scholar. It is sufficiently comprehensive to convey a full impression of Dodin's work to readers who have not seen production."-Peta Tait, La Trobe University, "Modern Drama, Summer 2005

Table of contents

List of Illustrations Foreward by Simon Callow Preface Part 1: The Maly in Context 1. From Leningrad to St Petersburg Dodin and the Maly: Journeys to the Future 2. The Working Process Improvising, Devising, Rehearsing Part 2. The Major Productions 3. Dodin's 'Theatre of Prose' 4. The Student Ensemble Gaudeamus and Claustrophobia: A Postmodernist Aesthetics 5. Chekhov in an Age of Uncertainty Part 3. Dodin at the Opera 6. Dodin Directs Opera 7. Anatomy of The Queen of Spades From Studio to Stage Bibliography