Satir-Agitteatr

Satir-Agitteatr

 

(full name, Baku State Free Satirical Propaganda Theater), a theater in Baku that was in existence from 1920 to 1923. Satir-agitteatr originally staged short dramatic works—dramatic miniatures, revues, and parodies on timely social, political, and everyday themes. It also presented dramatizations of literary classics, such as Gogol’s “The Overcoat,” Pushkin’s The Little House in Kolomna and The Tale of the Priest and His Workman Balda, Dostoevsky’s “The Legend of the Grand Inquisitor,” and Chekhov’s “The Mask” and “The Pharmacist’s Wife.” The actress V. O. Massalitinova and the stage directors V. G. Sakhnovskii and S. N. Voronov worked in Satir-agitteatr. In early 1923 the theater was renamed the Theater for New Drama, and in late 1923 it was reorganized as the Baku Workers’ Theater (now the S. Vurgun Azerbaijan Russian Drama Theater).