Vera V. Koroleva
Vladimir state University named after Alexander and Nikolay Stoletovs
А. Blok’s comprehension of the principles of Romanticism during his work at the Bolshoi Drama Theater (1919–1921)
Koroleva V.V. A. Blok’s comprehension of the principles of Romanticism during his work at the Bolshoi Drama Theater (1919–1921). Vestnik of Kostroma State University, 2022, vol. 28, № 2, pp. 141–146 (In Russ.). https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2022-28-2-141-146
DOI: https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2022-28-2-141-146
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Publish date: 2022-05-24
Annotation: The article raises the issue of Alexander Blok’s participation in the creation of the repertoire for Petrograd's Bolshoi Drama Theatre in the period from 1919 to 1921, the theoretical basis of which includes the idea of reviving the classics and returning to romanticism. In the process of work, the poet came to expand the category of romanticism, asserting the idea of its timelessness. As a result, the entire repertoire of the Bolshoi Drama Theatre acquired a single system, the purpose of which was to provide the viewer with the opportunity to look at the classics with new eyes in the light of the 1917 Revolution; then values were being breaking down and new principles of art, laid. Alexander Blok wanted to contribute to the updated system of priorities, highlighting his romantic hero – a revolutionary, a human with a pure, kind soul eager to create a just society built on the principles of goodness, which would be based on eternal values in the form of classics.
Keywords: Alexander Blok, romanticism, Bolshoi Drama Theatre, romantic hero, romantic categories, creative irony
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Author's info: Vera V. Koroleva, Doctor of Philological Sciences, Vladimir state University named after Alexander and Nikolay Stoletovs, Vladimir, Russia, queenvera@yandex.ru, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7608-9772