Below is a selection of the best Internet resources (in
English) on Russian Drama. We have not included some sites
when their content is reproduced on larger sites. Please
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In 2002, the Museum of Modern art staged an exhibit The
Russian Avant-Garde Book. The companion website
contains numerous examples of works by artists featured
thorough and lively synopsis of the play and excellent
biography of Mayakovsky
Music Pages: "The Making of a Love Triangle: Stravinsky's
Ballet Petrushka" by Natalie Shearer
University: A MIDI recording of Three Pieces from Stravinsky's
Petrushka. Synopsis of the ballet is quoted from
Lincoln Kirstein's Movement And Metaphor.
Rite of Spring
Performance Today: Read a brief introduction to Stravinsky's
work and listen to a discussion of its importance by Harvard
University professor Thomas Kelly.
People, Theaters, and Troupes
Les Ballets Russes
Fowler's Les ballets russes de Diaghilev, 1909-1929:
Overview of the performances.
Painting: Discussion of Benois' career
Excellent biography of Blok
Fowler's Tribute to Diaghilev: Brief biography
and extensive chronology of Diaghilev's productions
Souche's Diaghilev's Ballets Russes: Reading list,
chronology, and facts about each performance.
Andros: Biography of Diaghilev
Painting: Biography and discussion of Goncharova's works
Getty: A site devoted to the life and work of Lissitzky;
includes links to related resources on Lissitzky and Russian
Concise biography and discussion of Malevich and his importance.
5+ high-resolution images.
Artchive: 20+ images.
Guggenheim: Biography, suggested reading, works in the
Fairly extensive biography and discussion of work
Painting: A discussion of Malevich's Taking in the
unattributed but quite good discussion of Meyerhold's
Site of the Meyerhold
Memorial Museum in Moscow: Exhaustive biographical information,
video of biomechanical exercises, timeline, tour of Meyerhold's
Topics: An article by Anna Muza that discusses recently
published stenographic records of Meyerhold's rehearsals
An article by Peter Schjeldahl on the 1998 MoMA exhibit.
Contains discussion of works, biography, and images
of Photography: An excerpt from Twentieth Century Photography
and selections from Rodchenko's photography oeuvre.
of Modern Art: Excellent site devoted to their 1998 retrospective.
Museum of Modern
Art: Excellent site devoted to the Russian avant-garde
book, many of which were designed by Rodchenko.
Masters (PBS Series): A brief biographical sketch and
discussion of how Stanislavsky's method has influenced
Education: An thorough discussion of Stanislavsky's career
and ideas with reading recommendations
Music Pages: Article on Petrushka, list of works,
bibliography, and images.