Theme of the Issue:
The volume’s theme can be formulated as an attempt to define, perhaps the central question of modern theatrology and theatre criticism: what is now «the theatre as such», what are its goals and objectives in the face of challenges imposed by the features of today's social and cultural process? In the «New Theatre, Old Stage» section both practicians and theorists are trying to think about the future of Russian performing art in light of the upcoming reforms. The section «In Disputes over Repertory Theatre» presents a wide range of opinions of Russian and foreign experts about the right to be called «repertory theatre», and how today's usage of the term correlates with its historical understanding, and how European repertory theatres are constituted (especially considered in detail the question of what they borrowed from the Russian model, and what deviated from it). Significant space in the body of the volume’s articles is attributed to the materials revealing the theatre life of the Russian province. Of the scale of problems it is highlighted the question of the spectator: the relationship between theatre and audience is considered on the examples of Norilsk, Krasnodar, Khabarovsk, Chelyabinsk cities. The section «Theatre Diary» presents productions of the leading directors of today: R. Tuminas, Y. Butusov, A. Borodin, etc. The problem of modern drama and its main trends are analyzed on the material of plays by Nikolay Kolyada and Lyudmila Petrushevskaya.
INSIDE THE SYSTEM. TO THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF CONSTANTINE STANISLAVSKY
Yelena Gorfunkel. Tovstonogov’s Method and its Source of Inspiration
OLD THEATRE, NEW STAGE
Marina Zabolotnyaya. Let us talk about love strangeness
Yelena Gorfunkel. Petrushevtsy and Kolyadovshchina
Irina Lychagina. Theatre: a Public Offices or a Service
Ludmila Bakshi. Era of change (Thoughts about)
DISCUSSING THE FATES OF REPERTORY THEATRE
Vadim Shcherbakov. A glance at the widely discussed problem and something historical on a matter
Olga Fedianina. The organizational forms and structure of the contemporary German Theatre
Alexey Bartoshevich. How it works in Britain
Beatrice Picon-Vallin. Do you say it becomes antiquated?
Alexander A. Vislov. Peripheral Device-2
Vladimir Speshkov. More and less than a theatre. Theatre life in Cheliabinsk before meteorite’s fall and after.
Valentina Fiodorova. Ostrovsky in The Ostovsky’s House
Ilya Smirnov. A Minstrels’ Patron
Marina Tokareva. «An every idiot can scold out…»
Vera Maksimova. A Grand Production
Vadim Shcherbakov. A yell and whisper of inquire
Ella Mikhaliova. «An Ideal Husband» in social network’s format
Natalia Kaminskaya. A Feminine Face of a Tragedy
Nikolai Pesochinsky. «Macbeth» and Yuri Butusov: a Postdramatic movie
Vera Senkina. In Search of Present time
Marina Tokareva. GenAcide in Bol’shye Ushchery
Vera Senkina. Death as a trick
Eduard Kochergin. Who are you, Boris Ravenskih?
Marina Dmitrevskaya. Forming of Rezo Gabriadze’s artistic universe
Marina Timasheva. Pushkin is our complete integrity; even if he does not belong to us
Natalia Skorokhod. «Peak lady» (Pikovaya Dama): in search of the theatre genre