Category Archives: Theatre

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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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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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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