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Iosif Slepian, Dmitri Tëmkin: What is required of the Audience during the Production (1920)
What is required of the Audience during the Production (1920)
(p. 67 – 68)

Iosif Slepian, Dmitri Tëmkin

What is required of the Audience during the Production (1920)

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  • Russia
  • revolution
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  • History of photography

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Dmitri Tëmkin

(1894 [other sources: 1899]–1979), composer, emigrated in 1921 to Berlin and in 1929 to Hollywood, winner of several Oscars. Organizer and special commissioner for The Storming of the Winter Palace.
Other texts by Dmitri Tëmkin 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and drawings, and shows how not only in the Soviet Union did the photograph of the theatrical “storming” become a historical document of the October Revolution.

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