• Committee for Artistic Affairs of the USSR Council of Ministries, Order 408 (May 27, 1949). F. 529, ed. khr. 195, НВ2519/19:1–2. Copyright © A. A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum, Moscow.


  • [For translated excerpts from this order, see The Director's Prism, pp. 129-30.]

Committee for Artistic Affairs Order 408

From The Director's Prism: E. T. A. Hoffmann and the Russian Theatrical Avant-Garde by Dassia N. Posner

  • Two-page order that lists the many charges against the Kamerny Theatre and gives details for how the theater is to be reorganized, including appointing V. V. Vanin to replace Tairov as Artistic Director, firing a quantity of the theater’s creative staff, and developing a repertoire aggressively centered on new Soviet and classic plays.

    See book: p. 129, 130

  • Performing Arts
  • May 27, 1949
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