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Everyday Life of the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre in the 1960s

Student: Anastasiya Erakhtina

Supervisor: Anna S. Kimerling

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (Perm)

Educational Programme: History (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2016

This research work is devoted to the everyday life of the Perm Opera and Ballet Theater in the 1960s. The chosen topic is determined by a few very important aspects. First of all it is the study of a local history which is often proposes the vast field for study and analysis as it implies working with untreated historical sources. The second aspect is the history of theater, art history and cultural aspects of human life. The third aspect is the epoch of the "thaw" period because it is extremely important era in the history of our country. Finally the significant aspect of this investigation is the methodology of the everyday life which helps to identify not only a series of events and identify a set of facts but try to penetrate into the inner world of man of that era and to reveal its vital reference points. The relevance of the study of the Soviet theater of the sixties caused by several key factors. The sixties were a transitional period in which old orders faced with the new values. There was an active search for alternative solutions to current issues. The theater in contrast to other fields of art characterized by a particular vividness. The theater has always engaged in dialogue with the audience in a given moment and exactly in this place. A theatre accurately detect with modern trends of social and cultural life. This study has scientific novelty as it dedicated to a local history and uses unpublished sources of the State Archive of Perm Region and the Museum of Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre. The aim of the research is to reconstruct the daily life and the world of Opera and Ballet of workers in the 60-ies of XX century in the context of the era. The object of this study is the theatrical world of the era of the sixties in the Soviet space, the subject of study is the daily life of the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre.

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