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2022 | 25 | 1 | 27-43

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Technicism in the Ukrainian avant-garde theatre: a clash of meanings and forms


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The article examines the impact of technicism on the Ukrainian avant-garde theatre and how the subject of industrialisation was treated on stage as a result. Based on performances directed by Boris Glagolin (Ukraine), Les Kurbas (Ukraine), Erwin Piscator (Germany), Alexander Tairov (Russia), Igor Terentiev (Ukraine) and stage designed by Oleksandr Khvostenko-Khvostov (Ukraine), Vadym Meller (Ukraine), Anatol Petrytsky (Ukraine), and others, the author analyses the two varied trends on stages, both of which were a product of the evolving ideological tasks facing the European and Ukrainian theatres in the 1920s–1930s. A tendency that arose at some point among the aforementioned avant-garde directors to make a parody out of technicism-related ideas is also discussed.


  • Theatralia, redakce, Masarykova univerzita, Filozofická fakulta, Katedra divadelních studií, Arna Nováka 1, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic


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