The Death of Tarelkin: A Constructivist Vision of Tsarist Russia

The Death of Tarelkin: A Constructivist Vision of Tsarist Russia ALMA H. LAW (New York, U.S.A.) The Death of Tarelkin: A Constructivist Vision of Tsarist Russia Down with this metaphysics! Down with dead stage decor! A performance: . live play with live objects by live actors, in working rhythms and physical ex- . _ panses. Flat, painted decor is replaced by a mounting, a construction.... It's a trampoline for the actor's play. Every moment it's new, every moment it's used differently in the acting, it's . always in action. . E. Beskinl 1 We proclaim a new eccentric theatri- cality.... We want to grip the specta- , tor with the unprecedented entertain- ment of the performance, to throw .. "ideas, tricks" at him, spin his brain in a mad whirl of American supertech- nology, and force him to roar with pleasure or bellow from horror and . fear. . , G. Kryzhitskii2 2 Of all Meierkhol'd's productions of the classics in the post-Revolutionary period, none provoked more controversy than did his staging of Sukhovo- Kobylin's The Death of Tarelkin in November, 1922 (Fig. 1 ). Today we can appreciate this extraordinary production as a landmark of "Eccentricism" in the theatre and as one of the most fascinating pages http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian History Brill

The Death of Tarelkin: A Constructivist Vision of Tsarist Russia

Russian History, Volume 8 (1): 145 – Jan 1, 1981

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Brill
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© 1981 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0094-288X
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1876-3316
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10.1163/187633181X00093
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ALMA H. LAW (New York, U.S.A.) The Death of Tarelkin: A Constructivist Vision of Tsarist Russia Down with this metaphysics! Down with dead stage decor! A performance: . live play with live objects by live actors, in working rhythms and physical ex- . _ panses. Flat, painted decor is replaced by a mounting, a construction.... It's a trampoline for the actor's play. Every moment it's new, every moment it's used differently in the acting, it's . always in action. . E. Beskinl 1 We proclaim a new eccentric theatri- cality.... We want to grip the specta- , tor with the unprecedented entertain- ment of the performance, to throw .. "ideas, tricks" at him, spin his brain in a mad whirl of American supertech- nology, and force him to roar with pleasure or bellow from horror and . fear. . , G. Kryzhitskii2 2 Of all Meierkhol'd's productions of the classics in the post-Revolutionary period, none provoked more controversy than did his staging of Sukhovo- Kobylin's The Death of Tarelkin in November, 1922 (Fig. 1 ). Today we can appreciate this extraordinary production as a landmark of "Eccentricism" in the theatre and as one of the most fascinating pages

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