BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: The Routledge Companion to Vsevolod Meyerhold
21 November, 2022 by Stefan Aquilina | 0 comments
Edited by Jonathan Pitches (University of Leeds) and Stefan Aquilina (University of Malta)
The Routledge Companion to Vsevolod Meyerhold brings together a wealth of scholarship on one of the foremost innovators in European theatre. It presents a detailed picture of the Russian director’s work from when it first emerged on the modern stage to its multifarious present-day manifestations.
· Histories enlarges on more conventional subjects like the grotesque and Biomechanics, to overlooked topics such as Meyerhold's ‘failed’ projects and his work in film;
· Collaborations and Connections extends understandings of Meyerhold’s well-known collaborative capacities to consider new cultural influences and lesser known working relationships;
· Sources engages with hitherto untapped material in Meyerhold’s oeuvre by reproducing and contextualising previously untranslated primary sources on his work;
· Practitioner Voices offer lively, on the ground, testimony of the contemporary impact of Meyerhold's practice;
· Meyerhold in New Contexts maps the routes of his practice across continents and examines ways in which his work is being applied in a number of contemporary scenarios, such as motion capture, computer-based 3D visualisations, and the ‘new normal’ of digital pedagogy.