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Vsevolod Vishnevsky

(1900—1951)

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Aleksandr Tairov

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(1885–1950)

Russian/Soviet director. After a period as an actor, Tairov's first important post was at Mardzhanov's Free Theatre in 1913, where he directed his future wife Koonen in...

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Alisa Koonen

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(b. Moscow, 17 Oct. 1889; d. Moscow, 20 Aug. 1974)

Actress, who, with her husband Alexander Tairov, founded the Kamerny (Chamber) Theatre (1914), where she remained the company's...

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Georgy Tovstonogov

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(1915–89)

Soviet/Russian director. Appointed artistic director of the Bolshoi Drama Theatre in Leningrad in 1957, Tovstonogov merged the approaches of Stanislavsky and Meyerhold,...

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Igor Ilinsky

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(1901–87)

Russian/Soviet actor who began his career in Moscow with Komisarjevsky and Foregger before joining Meyerhold, with whom he worked, on and off, until 1935. A great comic...

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Kamerny Theatre

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Moscow, chamber, or intimate, theatre, founded in 1914 by Alexander Taïrov as an experimental theatre for those to whom the naturalistic methods of the Moscow Art Theatre no longer...

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Peter Palitzsch

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(1918–2004),

German director, who in the early 1950s was with the Berliner Ensemble, where he co-directed Synge's The Playboy of the Western World in 1956, Vishnevsky's The...

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Pushkin Theatre

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Moscow. This theatre opened in 1951 under Vasily Vasilyevich Vanin (1898–1951), who shortly before his death staged there a revival of Krechinsky's Wedding by Sukhovo-Kobylin. Interesting...

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Red Army Theatre

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Moscow, the first and better-known name of the Central Theatre of the Soviet Army. This was founded in 1919, its company being drawn from groups of actors who had for ...

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