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The Soviet TheaterA Documentary History$
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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

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Stalin Consolidates Power, 1926–1927

Stalin Consolidates Power, 1926–1927

(p.249) Chapter Four Stalin Consolidates Power, 1926–1927
The Soviet Theater

Laurence Senelick

Sergei Ostrovsky

Yale University Press

This chapter is about events in the history of Soviet theater and arts from 1926 to 1927. During the period, a real attempt was made to bring the theater completely under Party control by appointing Communists as producers and administrators; establishing “artistic councils” within the theater; and emphasizing the role of “activist” groups such as Party, Komsomol, and trade unions to wage “civil war in the theater” and end the “spiritual New Economic Policy (NÉP).” Meyerhold's Inspector General was the dominant production of this transitional period, marking the apogee of his power and influence. The stripped-down and minimalist mechanism of his earlier productions was replaced by opulence and maximalism.

Keywords:   Soviet theater, Soviet history, Meyerhold, Community Party, Inspector General, maximalism, activist groups

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