Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Soviet TheaterA Documentary History$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Laurence Senelick and Sergei Ostrovsky

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300194760

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300194760.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM YALE SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Yale University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in YSO for personal use.date: 19 September 2021

The Revolution, 1917–1919

The Revolution, 1917–1919

Chapter:
(p.15) Chapter One The Revolution, 1917–1919
Source:
The Soviet Theater
Author(s):

Laurence Senelick

Sergei Ostrovsky

Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300194760.003.0002

This chapter describes various events in the history of Soviet theater and arts from 1917 to 1919. It shows that the Bolshevik Party and Soviet government sought to make the Russian cultural legacy available to a proletarian audience and allow the disinherited to take possession of what had been withheld from them. In 1919, the eighth Party Congress adopted a program indicating that it was necessary to offer and render accessible to workers all the art treasures that emerged from the exploitation of their work and that heretofore have been at the exclusive disposal of the exploiters. The concern with preserving the theater as a medium of traditional culture is evident in the founding of the Bol'shoy Dramatic Theater in 1919. Its founders meant it to be a temple of high culture and traditional drama.

Keywords:   Soviet theater, Soviet history, Bolshevik Revolution, Bolsheviks, Great War, Russian culture, proletarians

Yale Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.