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Annotated table of contents

I. Werzman. Raphael and Shakespeare

The great painter and the great dramatist are viewed as standing between two great eras of European culture, the ancient classical and the modern bourgeois. With all the difference between the harmonious Raphael and the dramatic Shakespeare they both belong to what Schiller and Goethe believed to be naive art, deep in meaning and direct in its appeal to the public.

G. Kozintsev. Notes on Shakespeare's comedies

The famous film director, after screening Hamlet and King Lear intended to make a new start with Shakespeare's comedies.

His notes deal with Measure for Measure and As you like it, the latter elaborated in great detail.

A. Parfenov. The theatricality of Hamlet

The murder of Gonsago with its open structure, combining scenic illusion and stage convention, is the paradigm of the play as a whole.

N. Kiasashvili. The world's a stage metaphor as the structural basis of Hamlet

Numerous uses of stage terms in the text of the play emphasize this idea.

S. Nels. Hamlet's soliloquies and the problem of their stage rendering

Psychological realism vs. the conventions of poetical drama.

S. Youtkevich. Hamlet at the Taganka square

An appraisal of the tragedy as staged by Yu. Lyubimov with Vladimir Vysotsky in the little role.

I. Ratskij. On the singe history of The tempest

A review of outstanding British stagings with particular attention given to modem renderings.

A. Shtein. Maly theatre plays Shakespeare. Part 2

Post-revolutionary performances of Shakespeare in the oldest Moscow drama theatre, covering over sixty years.

T. Bachelis. The theatrical ideas of Gordon Craig and Hamlet

Craig's idea of the super-marionette and his use of the scenic space in the famous Moscow Art Theatre staging of Hamlet.

A. Bartoshevich. Shakespeare on the English stage between the two World wars

A critical appraisal of the main artistic and ideological trends under three captions: Shakespeare in the Jazz age; the thirties, in search of style; the politics of the thirties and Shakespeare.

V. Beriozkin. Artists and the staging of Shakespeare

The new generation of Soviet stage artists: D. Borovski, E. Kochergin, S. Barkhin, D. Lider and their recent work.

M. Tarlinskaya. Rhythmic differentiation of dramatic persons in Shakespeare

A study from the point of view of linguistic stylistics.

A. Lipkov. Hamlet and King Lear. A complete filmography to 1976