On Formation and Development into Russian Amateur Dramatic Performances in Karachay-Cherkessia (1922–1956)


So farthere are not scientifi c works on the History of Russian amateur dramatic performances and Russian theatre in Karachay-Cherkessia. In this article for the fi rst time partially extant archival and published sources concerning this
exact type of drama work are united and analyzed within single context. Change of territorial names of the Republic in 1922–1956 had an inadequate infl uence on the development of Russian amateur dramatic performances. Analysis of the
condition of theatre life of that period has shown that in the fi rst Karachay-Cherkessia autonomous region (1922–1926) they laid its basis; in Karachay autonomous region (1926–1943) a promising situation of Russian amateur dramatic performances backed by activity of experienced Russian directors (I. G. Saprygin, E. V. Efanov and others) and by realizing the need of creation of both ethnic and Russian theatres discontinued due to abolishment of the territory
under political reasons; in Cherkessia autonomous region (1926–1956) it started with occasional and dramatically poor
productions in Russian and as well as with stable performances placed on the same footing as professional ones, having
reinforced political-ideological tendencies of the initial stage of origin of dramatic art in Karachay-Cherkessia (E.E. Gorskaya and others). The aim of the article is to reveal, compare and investigate exactly Russian amateur dramatic
performances as a guideline to the entry into the global world of art, which was initially the main task of the “cultural revolution” seeking at high speed to spread Russian and ethnic written language, modify cultural and artistic traditions
of native peoples of the Republic.
Russian amateur dramatic performances, theatre, art, creative work, troupe, people’s theatre, director, drama, actor

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