Revolutions Remembered: the Golden Mask Festival in Moscow 2017

Shevtsova, Maria. 2017. Revolutions Remembered: the Golden Mask Festival in Moscow 2017. New Theatre Quarterly, 33(3), pp. 288-298. ISSN 0266-464X [Article]

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The 2017 Golden Mask and National Theatre Award and Festival offered, as it usually does, a wide range of large- and small-scale theatre, musical theatre, opera, ballet, contemporary dance and puppetry ¬– a month and more of intensive activity that keeps its annually changing jury on its toes. Maria Shevtsova provides an overview of the Russian Case, a concentration of productions for foreign producers and critics that reflects quite accurately the Golden Mask’s complete spoken theatre selection (as distinct from other forms of theatre such as dance, for example). Her review observes that a cluster of productions refers to rebellions and revolutions that preceded the 1917 October Revolution, while none deals with material directly related to this event. Remaining works allude in various ways to more recent Russian and global history, showing how its makers are sensitive to a past that filters through the country’s, and the world’s, more than troubling present.

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21 May 2017Accepted
10 July 2017Published Online
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04 Dec 2017 12:04

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