Category Archives: Theatre

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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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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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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The Fairground Booth – One Less Hurdle

The Fairground Booth project is beginning to develop further with much progress on various levels. As has been explained before this project is part of the overall film series The Russian Theatre Documentary Film Series by Michael Craig and Copernicus … Continue reading

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Attis, Blok and The Tempest

This morning finally developed the connection between the Tempest, Blok, The Fairground Booth and metamorphosis. A real step forward. The connection is made through the myth of Attis. Attis was preserved in a pine tree after he castrated himself after being … Continue reading

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Theatre and Moscow

When I came to Moscow  I was introduced, purely by accident and through a mutual acquaintance, to a number of people who were connected to the Moscow theatre. I was often invited to various productions some of the best being student … Continue reading

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The Fairground Booth Location Scouting

Went into the centre of Moscow and walked around with Natasha – along the Bulvars and finally ended up in the Hermitage garden. Checking for locations for The Fairground Booth Carried on walking around until we ended up at the Scandinavian … Continue reading

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The Fairground Booth’s Metamorphosis – Prelude

  More work on The Fairground Booth – writing etc for the documentary part of the project. also gradually getting to grips with the computer graphics programme. I am using Blender as it is simpler for me and it is … 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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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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