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Looking at Meyerhold's Unseen Theatre (2022)
Book Chapter
Skinner, A. (2022). Looking at Meyerhold's Unseen Theatre. In J. Pitches, & S. Aquilina (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Vsevolod Meyerhold (80-98). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003110804-8

This essay addresses the importance of visual spectatorship in Meyerhold’s theatre. By identifying and exploring the ‘modes of looking’ suggested by production examples from the late 1920s and 1930s, it considers the relationship between how scenogra... Read More about Looking at Meyerhold's Unseen Theatre.

Metaphor, Mythology and Metonymy: Russian Scenography in the Yeltsin Era (2017)
Book Chapter
Skinner, A. (2017). Metaphor, Mythology and Metonymy: Russian Scenography in the Yeltsin Era. In A. Aronson (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Scenography (435-443). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781317422266-41

The complex, metaphorical scenographies that are seen in the work of Russian designers during the 1970s and 1980s are a clear legacy of the Soviet period, where the necessities of censorship led to the emergence of specific modes of expression. The m... Read More about Metaphor, Mythology and Metonymy: Russian Scenography in the Yeltsin Era.

Riding the waves: Uncovering biomechanics in Britain (2011)
Book Chapter
Skinner, A. (2011). Riding the waves: Uncovering biomechanics in Britain. In J. Pitches (Ed.), Russians in Britain : British Theatre and the Russian Tradition of Actor Training (86-109). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203146590

Identifying the influence of the Russian director vsevolod emilevich Meyerhold on British theatre is a problematic process. Productions are called ‘Meyerholdian’ for any number of reasons, from a revisionist approach to the role of the text to a cons... Read More about Riding the waves: Uncovering biomechanics in Britain.