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theartsdesk in Moscow: The Sovremennik Theatre Visits London

theartsdesk in Moscow: The Sovremennik Theatre Visits London

Chekhov from the horse's mouth as Russia's flagship theatre company shows how

Chekhov's Three Sisters: 'The kind of attention to detail that marks great productions of Chekhov is to be found in spades'

Twenty-odd years ago, on the eve of the break-up of the Soviet Union, the country’s cultural world was anticipating cardinal changes – anything from a series of closures to a radical alteration in which the way art would be produced under new economic circumstances. Nowhere more perhaps than in theatre, where the established universal nationwide system of repertory companies faced potential implosion.

The tenures of some of these artistic directors - not unlike African despots - end as often as not only with their deaths

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