Gordon Craig's Moscow Hamlet: A Reconstruction

Synopsis

'Senelick has painstakingly pieced together the amazing story of how [the Moscow Art Theatre's production of Hamlet] came about, and combines it with a detailed, scene-by-scene reconstruction of the unfinished product.'... He makes use of what would seem to be every possible primary source, Russian and English.... In the end, Senelick does more than reconstruct' Craig's Moscow Hamlet. He shows how, despite its central flaw, it became the standard from which to deviate. Until now the material necessary to unshroud the legend has been scattered all over Europe. Senelick has gathered it into an exemplary, illuminating study.'-Theatre Journal