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Theatre in Passing
A Moscow Photo-Diary
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Price £26.50, $35.50
ISBN 9781841503745
Paperback pages
240x174mm
Published January 2011
Imprint: Intellect
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Theatre in Passing explores spaces of performance in contemporary Moscow. Inspired by French philosopher Michel de Certeau’s model of a 'second, poetic geography' in which the walker - the everyday practitioner - invents the space observed by the voyeur, this book takes the reader on a tour of spaces of performance in contemporary Moscow. Through text and photography, the city’s 'theatrical geography' is uncovered, from the Bolshoi Theater in Theater Square to hidden gems like the recently restored Kuskovo estate. With additional sections on street theater and other public gatherings, Theatre in Passing is a must-read book for anyone curious about the theatrical architecture and geography of Russia’s capital.

Chapter titles
1. Destination Moscow
Elena Siemens
2. History as Carnival
Elena Siemens
3. The Big Picture
Elena Siemens
4. The Hermitage: Proceed with Caution
Elena Siemens
5. Zhivago in the Suburbs
Elena Siemens
6. Scenes from the Putsch
Elena Siemens
7. The Jump
Elena Siemens
8. Back to Versailles
Elena Siemens
9. Theatre Goes to the Museum
Elena Siemens
10. Dark Origins
Elena Siemens
11. The Last Mohican
Elena Siemens
12. From Meyerhold to Now
Elena Siemens
13. Shakespeare on Sretenka
Elena Siemens
14. Three Chekhovs
Elena Siemens
15. Is it Art?
Elena Siemens
16. Show Time
Elena Siemens
17. MXAT on the Rocks
Elena Siemens
18. Posing with Dolls
Elena Siemens
19. Adventure
Elena Siemens
20. Tverskoy Boulevard in the Winter
Elena Siemens
21. Birthday in Moscow
Elena Siemens
22. Summertime
Elena Siemens
23. Impossible in Nothing
Elena Siemens
Reviews
'A fascinating and unconventional examination of the interrelationships of performance, geography, and everyday life in contemporary Moscow.' – Robert Crane

'The ‘episodic’ nature of the publication allows the reader to dip in and out of random chapters, according to their wish. Particularly charming is the sense of real-ness that is conveyed.' – Justine Gill: Slavonic and East European Review

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