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Jouer et déjouer. Construction sociale d'une jeunesse active à travers le théâtre amateur d'étudiants soviétiques, 1953-1975

Abstract : This work outlines the way student theatre groups managed to negotiate a degree of independence with the ideological and administrative State authorities in charge of artistic activities in post-Staline USSR. As a theatrical mode of expression as well as a type of social behaviour, did stageplay lead some youths to outplay the moral norms and organizational, discursive and aesthetic paradigms that were imposed on them? Even though those groups seemed to reproduce most official paradigms, irony together with a degree spirit of their minds resulting from artistic practice, allowed them to "play" with the dramatic framework and even at times to "outplay" it, while remaining within the limits of what was socially and artistically acceptable. Though they never went as far as constituting hotbeds of insurrection, the groups studied here could indeed be construed as outposts where a certain independence of mind and action remained possible. This research is based on interviews and both private and public archives and retraces the productions and operative modes of several types of groups: "theatre workshops" overseen by professionals, "studios" created by students themselves, teams running for KVN (a popular TV game where teams compete by giving funny answers to questions and performing sketches), "propaganda brigades" whose purpose was to spread urban culture in the countryside and on major building sites.
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Bella Ostromooukhova. Jouer et déjouer. Construction sociale d'une jeunesse active à travers le théâtre amateur d'étudiants soviétiques, 1953-1975. Sociologie. Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), 2011. Français. ⟨tel-00661244⟩

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