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René Fülöp-Miller: Theatricalized Life (1926)
Theatricalized Life (1926)
(p. 177 – 196)

René Fülöp-Miller

Theatricalized Life (1926)

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  • Russia
  • History of photography
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René Fülöp-Miller

actually Philipp René Maria Müller (1891–1963), author, sociologist, traveled through Russia in 1920, published the books The Mind and Face of Bolshevism (1926) and The Russian Theatre: Its Character and History with Especial Reference to the Revolutionary Period (1928).
Other texts by René Fülöp-Miller for DIAPHANES
Inke Arns (ed.), Igor Chubarov (ed.), ...: Nikolai Evreinov: »The Storming of the Winter Palace«

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and drawings, and shows how not only in the Soviet Union did the photograph of the theatrical “storming” become a historical document of the October Revolution.