Microrubric "Performance of the Day" has been launched by the Theatre Olympics 2019 and Arzamas Project. In this program historian Kristina Matvienko talks about 15 great projects that changed not only the history of theatre but the history of culture overall.
You will hear stories of how Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko decided to stage a play by young Chekhov that was a total flop in Saint Petersburg, and what came out of that; what Mayakovsky, Malevich and Meyerhold did in the new post-revolutionary Soviet theatre; how the first performances and happenings appeared and who invented them; where the concept of the theatre of cruelty came from and what site-specific theatre is. Answers to these questions and surprising stories from the world of theatre will appear in the rubric "Performance of the Day".
Brief summaries of historically significant theatre projects appear every day. Visit the website to learn about the history of "Julius Caesar" in Meiningen Theatre, the play "King Ubu" of the forefather of absurdism Alfred Jarry, the famous "Seagull" by Anton Chekhov, revolutionary stage designs of the early 20th century for Max Reinhardt's "Midsummer's Night Dream" and the scandalous "Hamlet" by theatre reformer Edward Gordon Craig in Moscow Art Theatre.
Link to the Special Project.