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This sounds grumpy – it is – but what I’m getting at is what I see as an increasing academicism of Theatre in the education system and the dangerous tendency of young people to think they can make good theatre by following a set of rules because, by following that set of rules, they can get good exam results!
The Year of 1918 in Petrograd. 1920, oil on canvas, 73 × 92cm. The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.