The Path Of The Modern Russian Stage; And Other Essays by Alexander BakshyThe Path Of The Modern Russian Stage; And Other Essays by Alexander Bakshy

The Path Of The Modern Russian Stage; And Other Essays

byAlexander Bakshy

Paperback | January 7, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... LIVING SPACE AND THE THEATRE CONSULTING THE CYCLOPS AND THE ELEPHANT ON PROBLEMS OF ART There is a curious Russian expression: "smotri v-6ba," i.e. "look out with both eyes," and another: "vosmf glaza v-rooki," i.e. "take your eyes in your hands." They both look simple enough, and such they really are when used in popular speech. But their apparent simplicity conceals a depth of wisdom that far transcends their usual meaning. Indeed, how often do we realize what it means to look with both eyes? Would the world appear the same if we, like the fabulous Cyclops, had only one eye? Or again, would the things around us look different if we carried our eyes in our hands, just as some species of fish which have their visual organs at the end of long tentacles? These are no idle speculations for the lover of curiosities and riddles. They deal with the fundamental problems of space, which most people either overlook, or ignore. It will, therefore, be not altogether useless to try and disclose the hidden significance of these questions, and all the more so, as the results of our inquiry will enable us to throw some light on the complicated problem of space in the theatre. Most people talk of space as if it were nothing but a combination of properties governed by the formula? of Euclid. They know that there are planes and volumes, or, as the more learned amongst them would put it, planes have two dimensions and volumes three, and having understood as much, they are content to leave the matter in the hands of those who are supposed to know all about it. These, doubtless, do know a great deal. The mathematician, for instance, may explain that besides the space of Euclid there are the spaces of Lobachevsky and Riman, in which the sum of the angles of a triangle can be...
Title:The Path Of The Modern Russian Stage; And Other EssaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021736327X

ISBN - 13:9780217363273