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Translated title of the contribution: The actor and the time

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The two leading Russian actresses, Olga Knipper -Chekhova and Zinaida Raih, present two theatres and various styles and periods: the psychological realism at the Moscow Art Theatre and the the revolutionary Meyerhold Theatre which later turned towards psychologism. Knipper and Raih were fortunate to participate in moulding the images of modern women in the talented ensemble of actors and directed by outstanding directors. At the same time they experienced the ups and downs of the time-bound acting profession; in the case of Raih, with tragic consequences; in Knipper´s case - becoming a symbol of pre-revolutionary art.
Translated title of the contributionThe actor and the time
Original languageFinnish
Title of host publicationNaisia Venäjän kulttuurihistoriassa
EditorsArja Rosenholm, Suvi Salmenniemi, Marja Sorvari
Number of pages23
Place of Publicationhelsinki
Publication date15 Sep 2014
Pages164 - 186
Article number7
ISBN (Print)978-952-495-333-7
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2014
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Fields of Science

  • 6131 Theatre, dance, music, other performing arts
  • Olga Knipper, Zinaida Raih, Russian and Soviet theatre; acting; directing

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