(Theater), a Soviet illustrated monthly magazine. The successor to the magazine Teatr i dramaturgiia (Theater and Dramaturgy), Teatr was published in Moscow from 1937 to 1941 and began publication again in 1945. Until 1953 it was an organ of the Committee for Artistic Affairs under the Council of People’s Commissars of the USSR; since 1953 it has been an organ of the Ministry of Culture of the USSR and of the Writers’ Union of the USSR.
Teatr is the foremost magazine of criticism and the scholarly study of theater in the country. It covers the activities of theaters of various genres, publishes analyses and reviews of plays, and features stories on Soviet directors, actors, playwrights, and stage designers. It also prints articles on foreign theater and publishes plays, theatrical novels and novellas, and memoirs. Past editors in chief were I. L. Al’tman, N. F. Pogodin, V. F. Pimenov, Iu. S. Rybakov, and V. V. Lavrent’ev. Since 1972 the editor in chief has been A. D. Salynskii. Circulation, 32,600 (1975).