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By Robert Leach

Revolutionary Theatre is the 1st full-length research of the dynamic theatre created in Russia within the aftermath of the Bolshevik Revolution. Fired via social and political in addition to creative zeal, a gaggle of administrators, playwrights, actors and organisers accumulated round the charismatic Vsevolod Meyerhold. Their objective used to be to accomplish within the theatre what Lenin and his comrades had accomplished in politics: the whole overthrow of the established order and the install of a significantly new regime.
earlier the efforts and effect of this idealistic workforce of theatrical avant-gardists were mostly unacknowledged; the oppressive reign of Stalin condemned a lot of them to demise and their paintings to oblivion. during this enlightening paintings Robert Leach uncovers in attention-grabbing aspect their roots, their achievements and their legacy.

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