Ukrainian amateur theatre at the internment camp of the UNR Army in Strzałkowo, Poland as viewed by theatrical critics in August 1921 – July 1922 (according to the materials of the Journal «Promin'» («Sunbeam»)

Срібняк, Ігор Володимирович (2020) Ukrainian amateur theatre at the internment camp of the UNR Army in Strzałkowo, Poland as viewed by theatrical critics in August 1921 – July 1922 (according to the materials of the Journal «Promin'» («Sunbeam») Синопсис: текст, контекст, медіа, 26 (2). pp. 48-60. ISSN 2311-259X

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Abstract

The article analyzes the activity of the Ukrainian amateur theatre at the camp for the interned UNR Army in Strzałkowo, Poland. Each week, its stage hosted two-three theatrical plays that belonged to the classics of Ukrainian and worldwide playwriting. Theatrical performances were prepared by several artistic and actor groups (repertory companies), and the informal competition took place between them. Such situation formed the tradition of critical appraisal of the theatrical plays and their publication on the pages of the camp «live» newspaper «Promin’». It is worth mentioning that critics did not miss the opportunity to show the negative sides or, contrarily, praise the actors’ training and stagecraft during the performances. Theatrical stage performances of camp drama and art groups had a significant importance in boosting morale of the interned soldiers as well as satisfying their nostalgic feelings for their homes and native land. The majority of theatrical plays were nationally aspired by the context and spirit (all the dramas were prepared for the stage production in Ukrainian), which thus promoted the spiritual consolidation of the interned warriors. Importantly, camp residents were seeking and finding their own creative ways for the representation of their art pursuits, contributing to the treasury of the Ukrainian and global culture. The significance of the Ukrainian theatre in Strzałkowo is based on the notion that thanks to the mastery performance of amateur actors as well as the Ukrainian songs as supporting music for the theatrical plays, Polish society gradually became to acknowledge positively the Ukrainian National Republic and Ukrainians as the integral part of the European political, national and cultural environment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: theatre; performance; theatrical play; stage production; amateur actor; interned camp; journal «Promin’»; Strzałkowo; Poland
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Erih Plus
Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Факультети > Історико-філософський факультет > Кафедра всесвітньої історії
Depositing User: професор Ігор Володимирович Срібняк
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2020 07:10
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2020 07:10
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/31573

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