Category Archives: Russian Theatre film series

Alexander Blok, Dostoevsky and Freedom in “The Fairground Booth”

At first glance there seems no literary connection between Alexander Blok and Dostoevsky and their literary styles – they are not doubles in this sense. However in many ways they are metaphysical doubles. Both are concerned with the double nature … Continue reading

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The Fairground Booth “In Production”

Working almost everyday on The Fairground Booth mostly with After Effects programme. Have completed several “fragments” of “animation” which seem to be working OK as well as writing more parts of the book and script almost simultaneously. As background, reading … Continue reading

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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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Biomechanics – Editing of new film

Working on and editing new film about “biomechanics” the acting techniques by Meyerhold. Just a small preview. This is an extended version (around 30 minutes) of the footage shot for the film Meyerhold Theatre and the Russian Avant-garde which I … Continue reading

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The Russian Theatre Film Series – Book Publication

This post first appeared on my blog but it is worth repeating to reach a different audience here. This book is the third by Michael Craig. The first being Journey to Ogasawara which was an account of the making of … Continue reading

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First Drafts

  The first draft of two books now complete (more or less). Time for rewrites and editing. Both books about the Russian theatre. The 1st about the film series +Russian Theatre Documentary Series which includes 3 films so far completed … 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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Fairground Booth Book – New Chapter -News

Finishing one of the most difficult chapters of  The Fairground Book and researching the film simultaneously. The chapter concerns Blok and Meyerhold’s legacy and in particular the legacy of The Fairground Booth in Russian and world theatrical history. This is … 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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Music, Blok, Gogol and “The Tempest”

In an article by James David Jacobs about Shakespeare and music he writes “The Tempest stands at the crossroads of theatrical history: between the Renaissance and the Baroque, between the Elizabethan theatre of the imagination and the Jacobean spectacle, between … Continue reading

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