ABSTRACT

All periods of vivid and interesting drama reflect a vivid and interesting collective life in the community; for the theatre is by nature a communal art and a communal function, and the outward forms of any given theatre reflect the inner mind of the audience, just as the audience reflects the inner mind of the theatre. The findings of Pavlov about the motives of human conduct, reflected in the removal of old taboos and a riot of so-called ‘free’ love, were glorified by Tairov’s beautiful constructions at the point of abstract art, where, as in surrealism, scientific law and the personal dream meet. The policy of the Soviet Union is to give all citizens not only the development of their own selves and their own culture, but also the benefits of the long tradition of Western European culture, to which they belong by right of their entry into Western European history.