Deputy Artistic Director of Alexandrinsky Theatre Alexander Chepurov’s anniversary
On July 26, 2017 Deputy Artistic Director of Alexandrinsky Theatre, Honorary Arts Worker of Russian Federation, a world-acclaimed theatre historian, professor Alexander Anatolievich Chepurov, awarded the Stanislavsky Prize, celebrates his anniversary. His artistic impact on creative planning of Theatre activity and strategy, as well as significant research cannot be underestimated. For example, unique ‘Museum of Russian Drama’ exhibition, which gives public an access to the opulent stock of historical theatre items, was made possible with his efforts.
Besides, it was Alexander Chepurov’s efforts that kept memory of Alexandrinsky Theatre’s legendary 1917 staging of ‘Masquerade’ safe and sound. The result of his precise historical and accurate reconstruction nourished the production of Valery Fokin’s “Masquerade. Remembrance of the future”. Under the guidance of Alexander Anatolievich, Alexandrinsky Theatre regularly convenes international science conferences, which are of utmost importance to advance science and cultural diplomacy.
As a curator of editorial activity, Alexander Chepurov is also an editor in chief of a twelve-volumes “Alexandrinsky Theatre Library”, which is non less important for theatre scientific research. He is the author of “Alexandrinsky’s ‘Seagull’ ”, “A. P. Chekhov and Alexandrinsky Theatre. 1889-1902”, “Valery Fokin and Gogol stories”, the editor of “Valery Fokin’s ‘The Inspector General’ at Alexandrinsky Theatre”, “V. Fokin. Talks on profession”, “V. Fokin. Talks on national theatre”.
Alexander Chepurov has devoted his entire life to Russian theatre studies. He is a professor at Russian State Institute of Performing Arts, where he conducts a significant scientific activity. He is among authors of “The History of Russian Theatre” (2005), the number of his scientific articles is vast. Currently, he is busy with pre-print editing of major historical book “Encyclopedia of Alexandrinsky Theatre”.