Category Archives: Filming in Russia

Time Not Wasted

Not much done the last few days but all not lost. Yesterday spent a few hours on The Fairground Booth documentary. I have been working on semi computer generated sequence mostly made up of composited layers. I began it a … Continue reading

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Russian Theatre documentary series

As I finish the book about the Russian Theatre film series +Russian Theatre Documentary Series work already gathering pace on the whole Fairground Booth side of the series. Possible locations being lined up in March for a film version of … Continue reading

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New books on Russian theatre in the pipeline

After the successful launch of Encounters with the Russian avant-garde two more books are in the pipeline. Both of them will be about Russian theatre and connected with the Russian Theatre documentary series. The first book is already two thirds … Continue reading

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Chinese Opera and Meyerhold.

A couple of days ago we manged to get tickets for the Chinese Opera in Moscow. Very rare and sought after so we felt lucky to be able to see this event which was part of the 2015 Checkhov Theatre … Continue reading

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Breaking New Ground

After all the tumult of the film “Vakhtangov and the Russian Theatre” and work on the John Field film script there is still room for finishing up other projects and maybe starting some in between projects on the way. First … Continue reading

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Encounters with the Russian Avant-garde

As I work on the book “Encounters with the Russian Avant-garde” (provisional title) it is gratifying to be able to admit that I am about 80% on the way to completing this project. It has been a long held goal … Continue reading

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Book – Encounters with the Russian Avant-garde – in progress

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John Field, Glinka and The Russian Classical music tradition

The research for the John Field film is going to take time and concentration. At the moment concentrating on the relationship between Field, Glinka and the development of a Russian national music. Glinka has several lessons with Field and spoke warmly … Continue reading

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John Field Film. Devising a Development Strategy

Several days now working on the synopsis for the John Field film. (For now I will have to call it the john Field film as I don’t have a working title as yet). Collecting material around the John Field, reading and … Continue reading

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Vakhtangov Study Day Recordings

 Preparing  and editing material which I recorded at the  Vakhtangov Study day at the +Rose Bruford College last April in 2014. I filmed a great deal of the day at which I also showed my new film “Vakhtangov and the Russian Theatre” … Continue reading

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