Vsevolod Meyerhold by Jonathan Pitches (Leeds University, UK)
All books in the Routledge Performance Practitioners series are carefully designed to enable the reader to understand the work of a key practitioner. They provide the first step towards critical understanding and a springboard for further study for students on twentieth century, contemporary theatre and theatre history courses. This is the first book to combine
- a biographical introduction to Meyerhold's life
- a clear explanation of his theoretical writings
- an analysis of his masterpiece production 'Revisor, or The Government Inspector'
- a comprehensive and useable description of the 'biomechanical' exercises he developed for training the actor.