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Soviet Avant-Garde – Children's Theatres

5 let raboty Moskovskogo teatra iunogo zritelia [The first five years of the Moscow Theatre of the Young Viewer].

Moscow: Izd-vo Masoblispolkoma, 1933. Octavo (21.5 × 15 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 38, [1] pp. Illustrations. Spine, first and last leaf toned; else about very good.

First and only edition of this account of the first five years of the Moscow Theatre of the Young Viewer, illustrated with actor portraits and several photographs showing the troupe's work as an itinerant theater. Other images show a "militarized" espionage game held at a park in Leningrad, as well as a specially designed vehicle for broadcasting in rural regions.

Unattributed wrapper illustration in the constructivist style.

See also: Manon van de Water, Moscow Theatres for Young People: A Cultural History of Ideological Coercion and Artistic Innovation (2006).

One of 2000 copies printed. As of May 2022, KVK, OCLC only show a sole copy at Harvard.

Book ID: 52057

Price: $950.00