RUSSIAN THEATER TALKS

A series of online discussions with some of Russia’s (and England’s too!) greatest directors, actors and artists, presented in either English or Russian with English translation, led by Stage Russia Academic Advisor, Professor Michael Earley.

Michael Earley is currently a Visiting Professor of Theatre at Harlaxton College, UK. He was previously Dean of Performing Arts and Professor of Drama and Theatre at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore, and Professor of Drama, Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance in Sidcup. He is writing a new book about the relationship between Russian theatre directors and revolutionary innovators Konstantin Stanislavsky and Vsevolod Meyerhold.

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Russian Theater Talks: Rimas Tuminas
Professor Michael Earley in conversation with director Rimas Tuminas discussing the Vakhtangov Theatre production “Eugene Onegin”. Courtesy of Pushkin House in London.
Russian Theater Talks: Yury Butusov w/ Anatoly Smeliansky
Russian theatre historian Anatoly Smeliansky and Professor Michael Earley in conversation with director Yury Butusov discussing the Satirikon Theatre production “The Seagull”. Courtesy of ArtsEmerson in Boston, MA.
Russian Theater Talks: Stanislavski. Lust for Life Q&A
Special guests Declan Donnellan, Anatoly Smeliansky, Yuliya Bobkova and Ivana Chubbuck discuss Bobkova’s new documentary, “Stanislavski. Lust for Life”, an in-depth investigation into the working process of the great director and, with the help of a bevy of renowned international theatre artists, an examination into his continued influence on modern acting. Courtesy of Pushkin House in London.
Russian Theater Talks: Maryana Spivak
Professor Michael Earley in conversation with actress Maryana Spivak discussing Yury Butusov’s award-winning production of “The Seagull”.
Courtesy of Pushkin House in London.
Russian Theater Talks: Red Torch Theatre's "Three Sisters" Q&A
Professor Michael Earley in conversation with actresses Irina Krivonos, Daria Emelyanova, Linda Akhmetzyanova discussing Timofey Kulyabin’s production of “The Three Sisters”.
Courtesy of Pushkin House in London.
Russian Theater Talks: Konstantin Raikin
Professor Michael Earley in conversation with Konstantin Raikin discussing the Satirikon Theatre production “King Lear”.
Courtesy of Pushkin House in London.
Russian Theater Talks: Timofey Kulyabin
Professor Michael Earley in conversation with director Timofey Kulyabin discussing his award-winning production “Onegin”. Courtesy of Pushkin House London.
Russian Theater Talks: Anželika Cholina and Olga Lerman
Professor Michael Earley in conversation with choreographer Anželika Cholina and actress Olga Lerman discussing the Vakhtangov Theatre production “Anna Karenina”.
Courtesy of Pushkin House in London.
Russian Theater Talks: Red Torch Theatre's "Children of the Sun" Q&A 
Professor Michael Earley in conversation with actors Pavel Polyakov, Andrey Chernykh, Konstantin Telegin discussing Timofey Kulyabin’s production of “Children of the Sun”. Courtesy of Pushkin House in London.
Making the Overcoat: Yuriy Norshteyn Q&A
Associate Professor and animator Scott Roberts and Professor Michael Earley in conversation with Russia’s most renowned animator Yuriy Norshteyn, discussing, among many things, a new documentary film, “Making the Overcoat”, about Norshteyn’s unfinished masterpiece based on Nikolai Gogol’s “The Overcoat”. Courtesy of Pushkin House in London.