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Social and Political Issues in Today’s Russian Theater

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Edmita Bulota Lecture Series on Soviet and Post-Soviet Theatrical Arts

This lecture is devoted to important social problems and current political trends of contemporary Russia and their reflection in the modern Russian Theater. The talk addresses not only some of the most significant theater performances in Moscow, but also the professional, human and psychological atmosphere among the leading Russian theater creators and theater managers.

If the whole point of theater were merely to entertain, then perhaps it wouldn’t be worth putting so much work into it.  But theater is the art of reflecting life.
-Konstantin Stanislavsky, An Actor Prepares



  • Gregory Kataev

    Film & theater director, Russian Union of Cinematographers, Russian Guild of Feature Film Directors
  • Yulia Savchenko

    Journalist, Voice of America