Из истории одного ненаписанного сценария (Ленинская тема в спектакле Театра на Таганке «На все вопросы отвечает Ленин»).
The chapter offers information about dramatic writing of Spanish writer Cesar Arconada in his exile in the Soviet Union, and its staging in the USSR. The second half of the chapter tells about the Spanish theater director Ángel Gutiérrez, from the group of the Spanish children evacuated during Spanish civil war to the USSR, who studied at GITIS. The third part of the chapter offers history of staging of drama by Alejandro Casona in the Soviet Union.
The book is the collection of documentary and memoir materials, dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the "Hamlet", the performance of the Taganka Theater .
Theater discussion 1918-1920 is regarded as an independent phenomenon. The author analyzes A. Lunacharsky’s and P. Kerzhentsev’s standpoints. Moreover, the author shows the influence of the theatrical debate on the formation of the public administrations in Soviet Russia.
What is the theatre of the Soviet state? This is the theatre, forced to live on the State rules. Theatre, clamped in a vise of the censorship machine. Why prohibited performances? Not because that found in them something seditious... The state feared theatre. Afraid of the art of the original, unexpected, beyond, such as in the Theatre on Taganka. Reading censorship documents, one cannot understand how the theatre lived and put the new performances. Helped support of the audience.
Protocols discussions performances officials and unique Artistic Council of the theater , the letters to the head of state and senior officials, article theater, notes spectators and other documents tell about the bright fate of the Taganka. A significant part of the documents is published for the first time.
On the meaning of literary and historical sources in the work of Yu. Lyubimov. On the topic of relations between the authorities and the people in the plays of the director. On the material of Mussorgsky's opera "Boris Godunov" (La Scala Theater) and "History of the Russian State" by Karamzin; Dramatic performance "Ten Days That Shook the World" and numerous literary, documentary and memoir sources of the play (Taganka Theater).