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agitprop

1. (formerly) a bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, in charge of agitation and propaganda on behalf of Communism
2. 
a. any promotion, as in the arts, of political propaganda, esp of a Communist nature
b. (as modifier): agitprop theatre
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Si fuese asi, Maria Antonia Paz y Julio Montero advierten que quiza el agit-prop, por muy euforico y entusiasta que fuese, quiza no sirviese para su objetivo fundamental, que era la movilizacion de las masas para continuar la revolucion y ganar la guerra.
Hughes employed constructivist and agit-prop techniques in Scottsboro before seeing performances directed by Meyerhold and others during his trip to the Soviet Union.
It's true that "The Normal Heart," Larry Kramer's fiery 1985 docu-like drama about the AIDS pandemic, suffers from agit-prop agita, even in this first-rate production starring Joe Mantello and Ellen Barkin and co-helmed with enormous heart by Joel Grey and George C.
When Robert Tressell''s pioneering agit-prop novel, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, has appeared in stage adaptations in the city before, there has been an obligatory photocall by the author''s grave in Walton.
Optative's extensive website (Google Sinking Neptune) features the deconstructed text--a mixture of agit-prop and living newspaper documentary theatre forms--a brief video of its performance and Donovan King's thirty-page "dramaturgical toolbox" analysis of the play that rivals Wasserman's.
NOT since the heyday of The Clash has there been an agit-prop punch as powerful as State Radio's debut album, a set which takes no prisoners in its pusuit of warmongers and corrupt politicians.
Cyankali is an agit-prop play replete with melodramatic elements.
In 201 reviews Zaniello describes traditional documentaries such as The Corporation, commercial efforts such as Rollover, purely agit-prop work such as Uprooted, satirical and humorous work such as the Auf Wiedersehen, Pet series, cinema-verite (A Decent Factory) and mockumentaries such as EPIC 2014.
When singers of this group, like Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie and others found a way to turn agit-prop in a down home direction, they set in process new relationships between performer and audience that would culminate in the modern folk protest song and the committed folksinger.
Within its labyrinthine corridors, you're certain to find at least one agit-prop theatre group rehearsing a ground-breaking drama, or a Vietnamese jazz combo laying down a challenging oriental groove or two.