Moscow Theatres for Young People

A Cultural History of Ideological Coercion and Artistic Innovation
Author(s): 
Van de Water, Manon
Editor(s): 
Wilmeth, Don B.
ISBN: 
1403972982
Date published: 
May 2006
Hardback
Pages: 
324

Moscow Theatres for Young People shows how the totalitarian ideology of the Soviet period shaped the practices of Soviet theatre for youth, as exemplified by the two oldest theatres for children and youth in Moscow: the Central Children's Theatre/RAMT and the Moscow Tiuz. In this study, van de Water weaves together politics, economics, pedagogy and aesthetics to reveal the complex intersections between theatre and its socio-historical conditions, painting a clear picture of the theatrical developments in theatre for young people from its inception in 1917, through the many facets of the Soviet Period, into the new Russian democracy of the 1990s and the new millennium.