Petrovsky Theatre, built in Moscow in the XIX century, was right on the same spot where now stands the Bolshoi Theatre. It was the first public stone theater, which, however, did not save him from the fire in 1805. It took nearly 20 years to his place architect O. Bove has built a new building - a handsome Bolshoi Theatre.
"Divine Comedy" in Puppet Theatre. Obraztsova was first staged in 1961. And going for almost 53 years and is not going to be removed from the repertoire. Canvas plays good that at certain times you can improvise, change the text, making it relevant and fitting for today. Topical jokes and allusions there sound very natural, just as it once was with the show in the Theater. Vakhtangov's "Turandot." Alas, the show is filmed a few years ago was considered dilapidated and uninteresting. However, the "Divine Comedy" has avoided a similar fate, with its equal pleasure watching adults and children - and all funny and clear!
When we talk about the Moscow Art Theatre. Chekhov, it automatically rises before my eyes a marvelous building in Chamberlain Lane, designed by Shechtel in 1902. But few people realize that the theater was opened and the first four seasons (from 1898 to 1902) lasted indoors in "Hermitage" garden, which is now the theater of the same name. It was there, in the Coach series for the first time, viewers saw "Tsar Fyodor Ivanovich" AK Tolstoy, "Dr. Stockman" Ibsen's "The Seagull" and "Uncle Vanya," Anton Chekhov. It formed the basic principles, characteristics and composition of the theater for the first time in the entire history of Russian theater spectators were not allowed on the third ring, and the actors afford to sit on the stage with his back to the audience. Here was born the great turn of the century theater, which was destined to play a key role in the development of Russian theater subsequent generations.
Annually, or better to say, every summer in reserve "Hersonissos" city of Sevastopol on the site of ancient Greek theater performances are theater. Lunacharsky. Plays of Aristophanes, Sophocles, Euripides, Gumilev - against the backdrop of ancient ruins, blue sky and black sea - whether it is fascinating and amazing soul catcher?
We in the suburbs, just behind Mytischi Yaroslavl road, Bolshevo station is a wonderful museum caravan Sergei Nikolaevich Durylin. This man was not only a philosopher, a thinker, a priest, but also a remarkable theater critic who left entire books dedicated to the fate of our actors and directors. In his house alive Yablochkina Alexander, Hope Obukhov stored personal belongings Ermolova Michael Chekhov.
A week ago, held at the school where I teach high school students in the history of theater, a master class in commedia dell'arte. How it will look in the end, did not even know myself. Well, tell them a little about the principles of the national areal Italian theater, watched excerpts from contemporary stylized performances. First, it was necessary to make a cardboard mask and cape, dress up in all this, and to play a small show for a given scenario on improvisation. Actors - Harlequin, Pantaloon, Brigella, Dr. Scientist, Boastful Captain Smeraldina and so on. Turned crazy, but a lot of fun, and most importantly, it remains on the photos and videos. In my opinion, it's time to revive folk theater, and not only Italian!
A curious fact: the first court theater in Russia we have appeared in 1673, a year after the birth of the future Emperor Peter I, as the organizer of this action was his father, Aleksey Mikhailovich Romanov. And in 1673 dies great playwright, actor and director, Jean-Baptiste Moliere. In Europe, the theater has already reached its peak, while in Russia, except bears, jesters, dwarfs, and dwarf, no, actually, nothing. In this so-called "comedy horomina" was built on the spot where now there is a mausoleum, and the first director of the theater, most people approached to Alexei Mikhailovich, cousin Natalia Naryshkin, Artamon Matveev, was brutally murdered during the first riot musketeers. Here's a game of fate, this theater of life!