Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291996
Title:
Meyerhold and Plato: Brothers in spirit
Author:
Feuer, Marie, 1952-
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This thesis puts forth the premise that the ideas of the Russian director Meyerhold correlate to the ideas of the Greek philosopher Plato. The writer shows that Meyerhold was a theatrical innovator in the sense that he gave Platonic thought a fresh reflection, expressing as he did his philosophic beliefs by means of the medium of the plastic arts and the stage; dialogue, scenic design, lighting techniques, etc., as opposed to the pure philosophic dialogues Plato used. Meyerhold's theatrical contributions arose from an attempt to resolve opposites, often by the creation of paradox, in order to provide the audience with at least a glimpse of a new world view. The writer uses the writings of Plato, and the writings and examples of the staged productions of Meyerhold to prove the aforementioned premise. Using Meyerhold's theory of uslovnyi theatre and Plato's Theory of Ideas, the writer shows that Meyerhold's work, his theatrical innovations, gave dramatic life to Platonic epistemology.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Theatrical producers and directors -- Soviet Union.; Meĭerkholʹd, V. Ė. (Vsevolod Ėmilʹevich), 1874-1940.; Plato.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Drama
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Gipson, Rosemary

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleMeyerhold and Plato: Brothers in spiriten_US
dc.creatorFeuer, Marie, 1952-en_US
dc.contributor.authorFeuer, Marie, 1952-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis puts forth the premise that the ideas of the Russian director Meyerhold correlate to the ideas of the Greek philosopher Plato. The writer shows that Meyerhold was a theatrical innovator in the sense that he gave Platonic thought a fresh reflection, expressing as he did his philosophic beliefs by means of the medium of the plastic arts and the stage; dialogue, scenic design, lighting techniques, etc., as opposed to the pure philosophic dialogues Plato used. Meyerhold's theatrical contributions arose from an attempt to resolve opposites, often by the creation of paradox, in order to provide the audience with at least a glimpse of a new world view. The writer uses the writings of Plato, and the writings and examples of the staged productions of Meyerhold to prove the aforementioned premise. Using Meyerhold's theory of uslovnyi theatre and Plato's Theory of Ideas, the writer shows that Meyerhold's work, his theatrical innovations, gave dramatic life to Platonic epistemology.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectTheatrical producers and directors -- Soviet Union.en_US
dc.subjectMeĭerkholʹd, V. Ė. (Vsevolod Ėmilʹevich), 1874-1940.en_US
dc.subjectPlato.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineDramaen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorGipson, Rosemaryen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1336549en_US
dc.identifier.oclc21831381en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17312103en_US
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