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Критическите рефлексии за сценографията на сцената на Народния театър в периода от 1944 до 1968 година
Critical Reflections on National Theatre’s Stage Design between 1944 and 1968

Author(s): Albena Tagareva
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Music, Visual Arts
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The study seeks to analyse the criteria applied by theatre reviewers re​garding set design in the period from the end of World War Two until 1968. It was a time when a number of specialised articles was published searching to both rehabilitate the innovative movements that have established themselves in the pre-war period and to familiarize readers with the specifics of stage design. The author refers to a number of thematically grouped works of the day; reviews on certain productions, where the reviewers give their opinions about the set design; reviews commenting on productions through the stenographic solutions alone; overviews of exhibitions and/or fairs of set design; works, both Bulgarian and foreign, on scenic techniques and their historical development and of course, keynote articles evaluating the development of Bulgarian set design. The study deals also with some of the most intriguing productions of the National Theatre such as The Young Guard (1947), Toward the Abyss (1958), The Living Corpse (1962), etc. It was about these scenic solutions that reviewers saw themselves forced to abandon their traditional succinct notes on stage design and focus their analyses on the visual aspects of the productions.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 52-58
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Bulgarian