VORANAU, Vital. From Stage to Cage: The First Staging of Waiting for Godot in Belarus. In Between Stage and Page. 2012.
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Original name From Stage to Cage: The First Staging of Waiting for Godot in Belarus
Authors VORANAU, Vital.
Edition Between Stage and Page, 2012.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Presentations at conferences
Country of publisher Poland
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Organization unit Faculty of Arts
Keywords in English Samuel Beckett, Belarus, Theatre, Ireland
Tags Belarus, Drama, Ireland, Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot
Changed by Changed by: Mgr. Jana Pelclová, Ph.D., učo 39970. Changed: 30/11/2016 16:50.
This paper explores the history of the first, legendary performance of Waiting for Godot in Belarus and USSR in general, which was banned by censors right after its premiere. It presents different aspects of the production varying from the self-censorship of the used translation, through stage design to particular alternations in the process of realization and presentation. The first-hand report from a director of the production as well as from an actor playing Vladimir’s role are accompanied by numerous primary sources, including event posters, reviews, and video recordings.
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