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Mordecai Gorelik saw the stage as a machine. His scenic design showed the influence of both constructivism and epic theater. This technique can be seen in his collage-like setting for Processional (1925), the sliding panels and wagon stage for Men in White (1933), and the boxing-ring-like set for Golden Boy (1937), all of which may be seen on the "Gallery" page.¹


His style was further influenced by Bertolt Brecht, whom he met while designing his play, The Mother in 1935. Gorelik later introduced Brecht's theories to the United States through his book titled New Theatres for Old, published in 1940.²

1. Fearnow, Mark. "Gorelik, Mordecai." The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance (2010): n. pag. Oxford Reference. Web. 15 May 2016.

2. Gorelik, Mordecai. New Theatres for Old. New York: Samuel French, 1940. Print.

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