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. Meyerhold was one of the most significant and influential theatre directors of the 20th century. – Justin Cash
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 (archived).
Away with the fourth wall of the conventional theatre … away with false realism or naturalism. – Vsevolod Meyerhold