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Developing a play: A dance for Leningrad

Jeffery, Heather Margaret (2010)
M.Phil. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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This thesis play explores the boundaries of the form of Naturalism using dance movement as part of the lingua franca. The play presents a unique view of the life of a Soviet artist during 1941-1955 covering the period of World War Two and the siege of Leningrad. It shows the courage of a gifted ballerina who endures a repressive regime, near starvation, and cultural detente. The play has at its centre the themes of repression, oppression and betrayal, and debates the question of power between the state and the forces of nature.

Type of Work:M.Phil. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Waters, Steve
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
Department:Humanities Graduate School
Subjects:PR English literature
PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:607
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