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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 Soviet Theater: A Documentary History

Laurence Senelick and Sergei Ostrovsky (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300194760
eISBN:
9780300211351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194760.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book offers a panoramic history of Soviet theater from the Bolshevik Revolution to the eventual collapse of the USSR. Making use of more than eighty years' worth of archival documentation, the ... 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


Innovation Within Stagnation, 1964–1984

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/9780300194760.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes events in the history of Soviet theater and arts from 1917 to 1919. The period known as Stagnation—owing to the smug, stolid, and increasingly arteriosclerotic leadership of ... More


The First Five-Year Plan, 1928–1932

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/9780300194760.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter turns to the history of Soviet theater from 1928 to 1932. The Five-Year Plan was executed to make the USSR an industrial nation. While collectivization had little effect on the arts, ... More


The Cold War Begins, 1946–1953

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/9780300194760.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes events in the history of Soviet theater and arts from 1946 to 1953. In the postwar period, authors and theaters were called on to represent in their plays and their shows the ... More


The Revolution, 1917–1919

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/9780300194760.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes various events in the history of Soviet theater and arts from 1917 to 1919. It shows that the Bolshevik Party and Soviet government sought to make the Russian cultural legacy ... More


Glasnost’ And Perestroika, 1985–1992

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/9780300194760.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes events in the history of Soviet theater and arts from 1985 to 1992. Mikhail Gorbachëv's appointment as general secretary in 1985 presented a younger, more hopeful face of ... More


The So-Called Thaw And The Refrigeration, 1954–1963

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/9780300194760.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes events in the history of Soviet theater and arts from 1954 to 1963. A cautious liberalization began in 1955 as government policies detached themselves from their Stalinist ... 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 Great Patriotic War, 1939–1945

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/9780300194760.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines events in the history of Soviet theater and arts from 1939 to 1945. During this period, theater at the front became a civic duty, a form of military service. Performing under ... 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


Introduction

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/9780300194760.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the history of Soviet theater. It describes the importance of the theater as a profession in the Russian Empire; the founding of the Moscow Art ... More


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