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Vasily Kachalov

(1875–1948) Russian/Soviet actor who joined the Moscow Art Theatre in 1900 and became the company's romantic lead. Possessing superb vocal qualities, Kachalov was a natural ...

Kachalov, Vasili Ivanovich

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The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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2003
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Performing arts, Theatre
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..., Vasili Ivanovich [ Vasili Ivanovich Shverubovich ] ( 1875–1948 ), Russian actor, whose career covered the transition from Tsarist to Soviet Russia. After three years' apprenticeship in the provinces he joined the company at the Moscow Art Theatre , and played many leading roles, including the name parts in Julius Caesar and Hamlet and Ibsen 's Brand . He was also seen as Ivan Karamazov in a dramatization of Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov and as the Reader in Leo Tolstoy 's Resurrection , considered one of his best parts. He created...

Kachalov, Vasily

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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..., Vasily ( 1875–1948 ) Russian/Soviet actor who joined the *Moscow Art Theatre in 1900 and became the company's romantic lead. Possessing superb vocal qualities, Kachalov was a natural tragedian but also proved extremely successful in *Chekhov roles. He played Tuzenbach in Three Sisters , inheriting the part from *Meyerhold , Trofimov in The Cherry Orchard ( 1904 ), and the eponymous Ivanov ( 1904 ). He starred as Hamlet in the *Stanislavsky – *Craig production ( 1911 ) and performed leading roles in productions directed by ...

Kachalov, Vasily

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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2005
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Performing arts, Theatre
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117 words

..., Vasily ( 1875–1948 ) Russian/Soviet actor who joined the Moscow Art Theatre in 1900 and became the company's romantic lead. Possessing superb vocal qualities, Kachalov was a natural tragedian but also proved extremely successful in Chekhov roles. He played Tuzenbach in Three Sisters , inheriting the part from Meyerhold , Trofimov in The Cherry Orchard ( 1904 ), and the eponymous Ivanov ( 1904 ). He starred as Hamlet in the Stanislavsky – Craig production ( 1911 ) and performed leading roles in productions directed by ...

Vasily Kachalov

Vasily Kachalov  

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(1875–1948)Russian/Soviet actor who joined the Moscow Art Theatre in 1900 and became the company's romantic lead. Possessing superb vocal qualities, Kachalov was a natural tragedian but also proved ...
Aleksandr Griboedov

Aleksandr Griboedov  

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(1795–1829)Russian dramatist and poet whose reputation rests on a single play, Gore ot uma, most commonly translated as Woe from Wit. The play owes a debt to Molière's The ...
Vsevolod Ivanov

Vsevolod Ivanov  

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(b. Lebyazh'e, Siberia, 12 Feb. 1895; d. Moscow, 15 Aug. 1963)Writer and playwright. He ran away from school to become a circus clown and sword swallower. He is best ...
Moscow Art Theatre

Moscow Art Theatre  

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Famous theatre, now dedicated to Maxim Gorky, founded by Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko in 1898. It soon gave a successful production of Chekhov's The Seagull, which had recently failed at ...

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