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Pierrot In Petrograd: The Commedia Dellarte/Balagan In Twentieth-Century Russian Theatre And Drama
 
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Author : J. Douglas Clayton
Publisher : Mcgill Queens Univ Pr
ISBN# : 9780773511361
Pages : 400
Price :INR 7433
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""Commedia dellarte"" was an essential ingredient of the revolution in Russian art in the early 20th century. During this period artists sought inspiration in surprising places - icon painting, primitive art, and (in the theatre) circus, music-hall, and ""commedia dellarte"". The devices and motifs of Italian improvisational theatre played a central role in overcoming theatrical realism and naturalism and formed a basis for a new and expressive theatricality. Douglas Clayton examines the tradition of ""commedia dellarte"" as the Russian modernists inherited it, from its origins in Italian street theatre through its various transformations: in Italy (Gozzi and Goldinis plays); in France (the development of Pierrot and the restructuring of the plot); and in Germany (Tiecks and Hoffmanns meta-theatre). He also analyzes crucial texts by Gozzi, Lothar, Benavente and Schnitzler that came to play a central role in the Russian theatre. Tracing the history of ""commedia dellarte"" on the Russian stage, he demonstrates that the introduction of the tradition was theory-driven and discusses several milestone productions in the pre- and post-revolutionary period. Clayton examines the impact of ""commedia dellarte"", Russified as the new theatrical genre of balagan, on both popular and lesser-known Russian playwrights, and, in conclusion, explores the significance of the ""commedia dellarte"" as a theoretical underpinning for Sergei Eisensteins theories of theatre and film. ""Pierrot in Petrograd"", which includes translations of five short plays and ""commedia-style scenarios, should be of particular interest to students of Russian drama and theatre.

 

 
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