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Dassia Posner, Ph.D.

Northwestern University

Actor Training at Meyerhold's Borodinskaia Street Studio

With Stefan Aquilina

Dassia Posner's Biography

Dassia N. Posner is a theatre historian specializing in Russian avant-garde theatre, the history of directing, dramaturgy, and puppetry. Her books include The Director’s Prism: E. T. A. Hoffmann and the Russian Theatrical Avant-Garde, which analyzes the theatrical innovations of Vsevolod Meyerhold, Alexander Tairov, and Sergei Eisenstein, and the co-edited The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance. Her online companion to The Director’s Prism features nearly 150 fully-annotated Russian archival theatre sources. She is currently at work on a co-edited collection of translations and essays, Three Loves for Three Oranges: Gozzi, Meyerhold, Prokofiev (coming in September with Indiana University Press) and an artistic and political history of the Moscow Kamerny Theatre. She is an Associate Professor in the Theatre and Drama program at Northwestern University.

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