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