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    EXHIBITION "MEYERKHOLD AND GERMANY" OPENS IN MOSCOW

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    MOSCOW, April 23 (RIA Novosti) - The exhibition "Meyerkhold and Germany", a joint project of the Alexei Bakhrushin Theatre Museum and the German Embassy in Russia, will open in Moscow on April 27. It will be held as part of Germany's Year in Moscow.

    The exposition features materials from the Bakhrushin Museum. Alexei Bakhrushin (1865-1929) is an art patron and collector.

    The exhibition "Meyerkhold and Germany" reflects the director's creative search and links with outstanding German figures of the beginning of the 20th century. Sketches of sets and costumes of his famous performances, which toured Germany in 1930, are among the showpieces.

    Vsevolod Meyerkhold often visited Berlin, which attracted him as much as Paris attracted Picasso and Chagall. He saw the German capital for the first time in spring 1902 when Hauptmann's plays were staged in the German theatre.

    For a long time Meyerkhold's works were subject of purely academic interest. However, in the 1970s-1980s his influence was noticeable in the performances of Peter Stein, Alexander Lang, Christoph Schroht and other European directors. In the 1980s the leading theatre exhibition in Frankfurt presented Meyerkhold as the leading figure of European theatrical constructivism.

    Vsevolod Meyerkhold (1874-1940) is a theatre innovator. From 1920 to 1938 he headed a theatre in Moscow, which was named the Meyerkhold Theatre in 1923. The director combined the search for new theatrical forms and experiments with classical dramaturgy.

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