The Drama of Memory. A Documentary Theatre Event Based on Materials from the Memorial Society Archives

posted 11 Jun 2012, 12:23 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 11 Jun 2012, 12:23 ]
Source: (info), 06/06/12 

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From 14 to 17 June 2012 Memorial Society in conjunction with the Joseph Beuys Theatre and Teatr.doc present the documentary theatre event “The Drama of Memory”, based on materials from Memorial archives. The production will be staged at the Fourth Theatre, a new venue. 

Memorial Society has been compiling archive documents since 1988. Who are the archives for? Are its custodians and donors the only ones that value documentary evidence of Russia’s tragic 20th century history? To what extent does present-day culture reflect this human testimony, preserved under inhuman conditions? Can theatre be the place for such reflection? Can there be, to adapt Theodor Adorno, “theatre after the GULAG”? Can theatre help make sense of this terrible, if slowly fading, experience? [Read more]