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Vakhtangov: A Study Day

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A Study Day

“Vakhtangov showed us that everything can be brought together… very beautiful, very wonderful, very deep and very light …” (Michael Chekhov)

Saturday 10th May, 10.00 to 16.00


The Barn Theatre

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance,

Lamorbey Park, Sidcup, DA15 9DF.

Yevgeny Vakhtangov (1883 – 1922) is the first and arguably the only director in the history of the theatre to have achieved a practical synthesis of the methodologies of the two revolutionary masters of the Russian school of acting – Stanislavski and Meyerhold. He called this synthesis “fantastic realism” and considered it to be the most artistically valid way of creating theatre.

The day will include a discussion on Vakhtangov’s work and legacy with Andrei Malaev-Babel

a screening of Michael Craig’s new documentary film on Vakhtangov (introduced by the director),

and a master-class led by ProfessorMalaev-Babel.

Andrei Malaev-Babel is an actor, director and scholar, a graduate of the Vakhtangov Theatre Institute in Moscow. He is Associate Professor of Theatre at the Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, and a member of the board of the Michael Chekhov Association. His major book, Yevgeny Vakhtangov: A Critical Portrait, was published by Routledge in 2012, and he is the editor of The Vakhtangov Sourcebook (Routledge, 2011).

Michael Craig is a British film director who now lives and works in Moscow. He has made a series of films with his company, Copernicus, including recent documentaries on Meyerhold and Stanislavski.

Ticket prices: £40.00 (full), £25 (SCUDD and Drama UK members), £20 (students and concessions), £10 (RBC staff and students).

Ticket numbers are limited, so please book in advance online at:


For further information, please contact Dr Paul Fryer (


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