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Nikolai Shubski: On Uritski Square (Impression of a Muscovite) (1920)
On Uritski Square (Impression of a Muscovite) (1920)
(p. 143 – 147)

Nikolai Shubski

On Uritski Square (Impression of a Muscovite) (1920)

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Nikolai Shubski

theater critic, wrote a theater diary in 1919, also published an article about the first studio of the Moscow Art Theater (Pervaia studiia khudozhestvennaia teatra).

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In 1920, the third anniversary of the October Revolution, The Storming of the Winter Palace was performed with a cast of 10,000. But as a reenactment this mass spectacle, directed by Nikolai Evreinov, was deceptive. It was intended to recall something—the storming of the Winter Palace as the beginning of the revolution—that it itself produced as a theatrical medium. This volume reconstructs the event with texts, photographs, and drawings, and shows how not only in the Soviet Union did the photograph of the theatrical “storming” become a historical document of the October Revolution.