University of Hull logo

Exploring the hinterlands : avant-garde temporality, socialist realism, and Pogodin’s Aristocrats (2016)
Journal Article
Skinner, A. (2016). Exploring the hinterlands : avant-garde temporality, socialist realism, and Pogodin’s Aristocrats. Studies in Theatre and Performance, 36(3), (257-268). doi:10.1080/14682761.2016.1225184. ISSN 1468-2761

Soviet socialist realism is frequently constructed as the death knell of the Russian avant-garde. The combination of vague instructions (mainly concerning the required effect of the work, rather than its formal construction) with severe consequences... Read More

Surfaces, depths and hypercubes: Meyerholdian scenography and the fourth dimension (2015)
Journal Article
Skinner, A. (2015). Surfaces, depths and hypercubes: Meyerholdian scenography and the fourth dimension. Theatre and performance design, 1(3), 204-219. https://doi.org/10.1080/23322551.2015.1099829

An appreciation of Meyerhold’s engagement with theatrical space is fundamental to understanding his directorial and pedagogic practice. This article begins by establishing Meyerhold’s theoretical and practical engagement with theatre as a fundamental... Read More

Craving the whole essence: The photograph as document, artwork, and framework in the theatre of Vs. E. Meyerhold (2008)
Journal Article
Simpson, A. (2008). Craving the whole essence: The photograph as document, artwork, and framework in the theatre of Vs. E. Meyerhold. About Performance, 8, (111-123). ISSN 1324-6089

Report presented discusses the photographs of the theatre of Vsevolod Meyerhold as a document and artwork. Report aims at finding the hierarchical relationship between theatre and photo-documentation.

Practice as Research (PaR) project: The Suicide (Nikolai Erdman, translated by Peter Tegel). Including: DVD of performance, conference presentation, photographs  
Exhibition / Performance
Skinner, A. (2012). Practice as Research (PaR) project: The Suicide (Nikolai Erdman, translated by Peter Tegel). Including: DVD of performance, conference presentation, photographs  

The Suicide is the first production of a three-part project (The Suicide 2012; The Cherry Orchard 2014; Aristocrats 2015) aiming to consider how scenographic decisions can encourage different sorts of engagement with historically and culturally dista... Read More