biomechanics,reducing the actors' individual contributions to a minimum, in the interests of the play as a whole. His work eventually became unprofitable, and the state discontinued his subsidy. He was an outspoken opponent of socialist realism . A victim of the Soviet purges, Meyerhold died under circumstances that remain unclear the date of his death is open to question.
See Meyerhold on Theater, ed. by E. Braun (1969) biography by M. L. Hoover (1974) J. M. Symons, Meyerhold's Theatre of the Grotesque (1971).
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