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15.10.2010 Presentation of Paul Lubimtsevs book about Victor Gvozditsky

On October 29, 2010, presentation of Paul Lyubimtsevs book Gvozditsky and His Double will take place at the Tsars Lobby of the Alexandrinsky Theater at 3 PM. The book is dedicated to the life and career of Peoples Artist of Russia Victor Gvozditsky. The Alexandrinsky Theater was the last one in the creative career of an outstanding actor. He had only played one role here: the role of Yakov Petrovich Golydkin, the main character of Dostoyevskys St. Petersburg poem The Double. He was scheduled to play Podkolesin in Fokins The Marrigae and Dorn in Lupas The Seagull. These plans have never come true: Victor Gvozditsky passed away before the dawn of May 21, 2007.

13.10.2010 Andrey Moguchy Honored with the New Theater Reality Award-2011

Laureates of the European Theater Award of the year 2011 have been announced. Andrey Moguchy, Alexandrinsky Theater's Director and Head of the Formal Theater, was honored with the European New Theater Reality Award. Czech director William Docolomansky, British director Kathy Mitchell and Finnish dramatist Kristian Smeds will also receive prizes of the same category. This will be Andrey Moguchy's second prestigious award in one week: on October 4, he was announced laureate of the Russian Stanislavsky Theater Award. German director Peter Stein became recipient of the Grand Prix. Yury Lubimov, an outstanding Soviet and Russian director and Head of the Moscow Taganka Theater, was awarded with a special prize.

07.10.2010 Andrey Moguchy Honored with the Stanislavsky Award.

On October 4, 2010, awardees of the International Theater K. Stanislavsky Award were made known in Moscow. Alexandrinsky Theaters Director, founder of the Formal Theater Andrey Moguchy was recognized as the best director for his jobs of the recent years. The Award Ceremony will take place in Moscow on November 1, 2010 as part of the closing ceremony of the Stanislavsky Seasons Theater Festival. Moscow residents will get a chance to see one of the most recent Andrey Moguchys performances on the stage of Checkov MKhAT: Izotov by M. Durnenkov will be shown under the frames of the Alexandrinsky Theaters tour in Moscow.

23.09.2010 Valery Fokin Is the Baltic Star Prize Winner

Yesterday, on September 22, 2010, the Baltic House Theater Festival presented its jubilee program in Moscow, at the Na Strastnom Theater Center. The Seventh Baltic Star Award Ceremony took place under the frames of the XX Baltic House International Theater Festival. Awards were given in appreciation and recognition of achievements in developing and strengthening humanitarian connections in the countries of the Baltic Region. Artistic Director of the Alexandrinsky Theater Peoples Artist of Russia Valery Fokin became the 2010 Award Laureate. His new performance Hamlet by W. Shakespeare which has originated controversial critiques is in the program of the twentieth jubilee festival on October 8 and 9, 2010.

22.09.2010 "Enemies. A Story of Love" by I. Bashevis-Zinger

One of the best Israel drama theaters the Gesher Theater (Tel Aviv) will perform on the Alexandrinsky Stage on September 24 and 25, 2010, under the frames of the Fifth Alexandrinsky International Theater Festival. St. Petersburg public will get a chance to see the theaters performance "Enemies. A Story of Love" by I. Bashevis-Zinger directed by Eugene Arye, Artistic Director of the Gesher Theater. A student of G.A. Tovstonogov, Eugene Arye began his director career in our city; he served at the Maly Drama Theater and later on, produced performances in Moscow and taught at GITIS. In Israel, he founded the Gesher Theater in 1990; our former compatriots composed the main core of the theaters troupe.

22.09.2010 A New Valery Fokins Performance

The first night of the performance Konstantin Raikin. An Evening with Dostoyevsky (a stage interpretation of the novel Letters from Underground) directed by Artistic Director of the Alexandrinsky Theater Valery Fokin will take place on September 24, 2010 at the Moscow Theater Satiricon. Traditional co-authors of the director artist Alexander Borovsky and composer Alexander Bakshi - took part in this job. This premiere will give start to the new theater season at Satiricon.

10.09.2010 Opening of the 255th Season and the Fifth International Alexandrinsky Theater Festival

On September 14, 2010, the first night of W. Shakespeares The Taming of the Shrew directed by Oskaras Korshunovas will give start to the 255th Season and the Fifth International Alexandrinsky Theater Festival.

Public knows The Taming of the Shrew well; at the same time, the comedy has never been ultimately puzzled out. The plot of taming of the obstinate Katherine by the straightforward and impatient with any affectation Petruchio is nothing else but a parable performed by actors.

27.08.2010 Meeting of the troupe and a press-conference on the eve of the 255th season

On August 30, 2010, a traditional meeting of the Alexandrinsky Theaters troupe will take place at 11 a.m. Prior to the start of the new 255th season, the traditional ceremony of wreath laying on the tombs of the two Russian Empresses, whose names are inextricably tied with the history of the Russian theater, will take place at the Peter and Paul Cathedral. Empress Elizabeths Highest Order of 1756 had established a Russian Theater for presenting comedies and tragedies, while Empress Alexandra Feodorovna (Alexandrina), the spouse of Nickolas I, inaugurated the newly opened theater in 1832, the theater was named Alexandrinsky in her honor.

09.08.2010 Last Respects for Tatyana Kulish

On August 7, 2010 actress Tatyana Kulish passed away after siege of illness. She came to Pushkin Theater in 1979 and immediately turned into the leading young actress with the lyrical line of roles. In the very first season, she played Sasha in A. Chekhovs Ivanov, Nastyona in V. Rasputins Live and Remember, Neghina in A. Ostrovskys Talents and Admirers. Her characters had always uniquely combined gracefulness and natural elegancy with firmness and ability to withstand attacks of destiny.

05.08.2010 A Russian Federation Award

Artistic Director of the Alexandrinsky Theater Valery V. Fokin by Presidential Verdict was honored with "The Order of Merit for the Motherland of the III Degree" for "The big contribution to the development of the national theater art and the many years of creative activities."

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