Vsevolod Meyerhold

Vsevolod Meyerhold (1874-1940) was a Russian and Soviet theatre director and actor best known for his biomechanics system of actor training and scenic constructivism. Meyerhold’s productions were largely anti-realistic in style. He was executed in February 1940, most likely under the orders of Josef Stalin, for refusing to adhere to socialist realism in his stage productions.

Centre for National Scientific Research Translation from French of a synopsis of a book about Meyerhold.

Encyclopedia.com Entry on Meyerhold.

Google Image Search Pictures of Meyerhold.

Meyerhold Memorial Museum Comprehensive biography of Meyerhold. Website also includes a detailed timeline of the events in Meyerhold’s life (archived).

Meyerhold Works Biography of Meyerhold.

Russian Theatre Website 20,000 word essay “Meyerhold and Stanislavsky: Art and Politics in the Russian Theatre (1898 -1940)”. This outstanding resource examines the effect Soviet politics had on the efforts of these two great Russian practitioners in their search for theatre.

Russian Culture Navigator Article celebrating the 125th anniversary since the birth of Meyerhold.