The Soviet Theatre

The Soviet Theatre

The Soviet Theatre

The Soviet Theatre

Excerpt

THE THEATRE has undergone a profound transformation during the sixteen years that have passed since the Revolution. The radical changes that have been made in the economic and political map of the U.S.S.R. have been accompanied by as great changes in its theatrical map.

THE RAPID GROWTH IN THE NUMBER OF THEATRES

Remote parts of our country, formerly ignorant of the very existence of the theatre, now have thriving theatrical groups of their own with some fifty thousand active men and women, workers and employees, enthusiastically devoting all their spare time to them. In out-of-the-way villages, where people formerly had the most fantastic ideas and fears about actors as such, the arrival of a troupe at a . . .

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