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Interpretations of the play Blow, wind! by Rainis in the Ukrainian theatre

Keywords: drama Blow, Wind!, Ukrainian theatre, Rainis, directing, scenography, acting
Language: In English

Using historico-chronological and comparative methods and elements of reconstruction of stage productions, the author analyses analyse the practice of producing the play Pūt, vējiņi! (Blow, Wind!) by Rainis (Jānis Pliekšāns, 1865–1929) — an outstanding play of the Latvian dramatic art — on the Ukrainian stage. The chronology of the study covers the period since 1950, when Ukraine was a part of the former Soviet Union (SU), down to the times the performances were produced during the years of independence. The purpose of this paper is to reveal the peculiarities of the readings of the play by Rainis in Ukraine at different social and aesthetic stages of the theatre development.