Throughgoing Action

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Throughgoing Action

 

(in Russian, skvoznoe deistvie), a term widely used in the Soviet theater to denote the aim and main line of development of a play or role. Concentration on throughgoing action permits the director consistently to reveal the ideological content of a given role and of the performance as a whole. The term was introduced by K. S. Stanislavsky.

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