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Seeking the Formula, 1938–1939

Simon Morrison

in The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195181678
eISBN:
9780199870806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181678.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter chronicles Prokofiev's activities from the spring of 1938 to the winter of 1939, a period that witnessed the loss of his ability to travel abroad, the arrest (at the height of the ... More


The Avant-Garde’s Asia: Factography and Roar China

Steven S. Lee

in The Ethnic Avant-Garde: Minority Cultures and World Revolution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173520
eISBN:
9780231540117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173520.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 2 focuses on Sergei Tret'iakov's futurist technique known as factography (emphasizing the journalistic "precise fixation of facts"), which Tret'iakov himself used to represent 1920s China. ... More


The Civil War, 1919–1921

Laurence Senelick and Sergei Ostrovsky

in The Soviet Theater: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300194760
eISBN:
9780300211351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194760.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter looks at the history of Soviet theater and arts from 1919 to 1921. Topics covered include the Bolsheviks' promotion of mass spectacles aimed at imposing an ideological vision of history ... More


The New Economic Policy, 1921–1926

Laurence Senelick and Sergei Ostrovsky

in The Soviet Theater: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300194760
eISBN:
9780300211351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194760.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines what happened in the history of Soviet theater and arts from 1921 to 1926. Lenin's New Economic Policy (NÉP) ushered in a relative golden age for the arts, a period in which ... More


Stalin Consolidates Power, 1926–1927

Laurence Senelick and Sergei Ostrovsky

in The Soviet Theater: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300194760
eISBN:
9780300211351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194760.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter is about events in the history of Soviet theater and arts from 1926 to 1927. During the period, a real attempt was made to bring the theater completely under Party control by appointing ... More


The Second Five-Year Plan And The Great Terror, 1933–1938

Laurence Senelick and Sergei Ostrovsky

in The Soviet Theater: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300194760
eISBN:
9780300211351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194760.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes various events in the history of Soviet theater and arts from 1933 to 1938. The implementation of the second Five-Year Plan widened the chasm between public and private life. ... More


The Transition to Sound

Anthony Paraskeva

in The Speech-Gesture Complex: Modernism, Theatre, Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748684892
eISBN:
9780748695249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684892.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the relation between late modernist style and classical-realist Hollywood. For Lewis, the standardised naturalism of Hollywood, the way speech and gesture work in consort to ... More


The <i>Preliminary Action</i>

Simon Nicholls, Michael Pushkin, and Vladimir Ashkenazy

in The Notebooks of Alexander Skryabin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190863661
eISBN:
9780190863692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863661.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Skryabin’s uncompleted final work is examined in its relation to his planned life’s work, the Mystery, according to an account by the composer’s close friend Leonid Sabaneyev. Writing towards the end ... More


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