"Бессмертная фигура Пелагеи Власовой была вне всякой дискуссии...": единственная постановка "Матери" М. Горького - Б. Брехта в США

Translated title of the contribution: “THE IMMORTAL FIGURE OF PELAGEA VLASOVA WAS NOT IN ANY DISCUSSION…”: THE ONLY PRODUCTION OF MAXIM GORKY — BERTOLT BRECHT’S “MOTHER” IN THE USA

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Abstract

The author examines the only production of Maxim Gorky’s novel “Mother” in the USA, which was adapted by Bertolt Brecht and staged by the leading Left-wing theatre of New York — Theatre Union. An analysis of this work as a model of the epic drama is also provided. The history of artistic confrontation of American authors of the production and German playwright, who arrived from over the ocean to supervise it is considered in the paper. As a result of the research of how the production was being made, as well as how it was perceived by Broadway spectators it is possible to conclude that the realistic aesthetics and psychological insight of Gorky was more recognizable to the American producers than the Brecht’s epic theatre. The analysis of the “Mother” production is aimed at expanding the views of Russian writer’s works as well as to consider the problem of familiarization of epic theatre, the Brecht’s dramatic composition by American theater-lovers.
Translated title of the contribution“THE IMMORTAL FIGURE OF PELAGEA VLASOVA WAS NOT IN ANY DISCUSSION…”: THE ONLY PRODUCTION OF MAXIM GORKY — BERTOLT BRECHT’S “MOTHER” IN THE USA
Original languageRussian
Pages (from-to)33-43
Number of pages11
JournalActa eruditorum
Issue number27
StatePublished - Nov 2018

Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

Keywords

  • MAXIM GORKY
  • Bertolt Brecht
  • AMERICAN THEATRE
  • BROADWAY
  • Theatre Union
  • “Red 30s”
  • novel “Mother”
  • play “Mother”

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