Category Archives: Meyerhold

Biomechanics – film release – Download

The film Biomechanics is the latest in the series The Russian Theatre Film series. This film is a slight deviation from the documentary style films of Meyerhold Theatre and the Russian Avant-garde, Stanislavsky and the Russian Theatre and Vakhtangov and … Continue reading

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Michael Craig – books

Journey to Ogasawara In September 2005 we traveled from Moscow to Japan to make a film about the Russian futurist, poet and artist, David Burliuk, also known as the Father of Russian Futurism. The film was one of a six part … Continue reading

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“The Fairground Booth” and “Petrushka”

This post is a fragment from a chapter of the book¬†which will be published some time next year. The context is a comparison between the ballet “Petrushka” and “The Fairground Booth”. Both share roots in the Russian fairground and the … Continue reading

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Dostoevsky and The Fairground Booth

Planning an extra chapter about Dostoevsky and the Fairground Booth in the book Blok, Meyerhold and the Fairground Booth thefairgroundbooth.com. Its come about due to further research into the symbolist painters of the time who were involved with theatre set … Continue reading

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Fairground Booth book news

A pause in the writing of the book about the play The Fairground Booth which was written by Alexander Blok and staged by Meyerhold as more time is spent on the script for the documentary film of the same subject. … Continue reading

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Critical moments for new projects

A critical time for the project The Fairground Booth. The writing of the material, book and two film scripts is going well. However some the visuals have been somehow left behind and this requires some considerable work. yesterday when I … 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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The Fairground Booth and other projects – Progress and news

A number of projects under development and in various stages of preparation. First and foremost I have finally got around to developing computer graphics skills for a project for the Russian Theatre film series namely The Fairground Booth. This is … Continue reading

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Movement and Biomechanics – Meyerhold

Movement and Biomechanics: Meyerhold stated that movement is the most powerful means theatrical expression. It is more important than any other theatrical element in his opinion. Deprived of dialogue, costume, footlights, wings and an auditorium and left only with the … Continue reading

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Review of Biomechanics and Meyerhold

From the film “Meyerhold Theatre and the Russian Avant-garde” Taking some time to write by heading out to the Russian countryside for a few days to carry on with the writing of new projects for the series The Russian Theatre … Continue reading

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