Wilson Center Experts

Eugene Anthony Swift

Research Grant
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
Visiting Assistant Professor, West Virginia University
Wilson Center Project(s):
Building Culture: Performance, Politics and Society in Bolshevik Russia, 1917-1929
Sep 01, 1992
May 01, 1993

Project Summary

Studies the relationship and interaction between culture, politics and society as they intersected in the world of theater during the revolution, Civil War and NEP. Emphasizes the grass-roots cultural practices in order to demonstrate the degree to which the theatrical culture of the 1920s was a product of the negotiation between the regime and society. Addresses continuity and change in culture.