The second issue of
"Baltic seasons" is dedicated chiefly to the present
history of St. Petersburg Theatre embracing the period of
1910-1990. Its personages are the figureheads of culture of the
past and present - Vsevolod Meirhold and Boris Zon to Sergei
Slonimsky and Lev Dodin. In the next issue much attension will be
dedicated to the festival "The Baltic house" and the
historical aspects of our publications will be continued. The
portfolio contains chapters from Nikolai Demidov's book and Dina Lukova, who were respectively professors of theatre and TV
Also will be included the memories of Alexander Mgebrov about
Dmitry Shostakovich and Valery Garvrilin.
Mikhail Grigoriev. The
Petersburg side. Islands. The author of this manuscript which has
never been published before is a well-known theatre designer - M.A. Grigoriev (1899-1961). He studyed under Shukhaev and
Petrov-Vodkin, worked in The Theatre for Young Spectators when A.A. Bryantsev was still
there. He founded the New Theatre for
Young Spectators and in the end of his career was main designer
in The Kommisarzweskaya Theatre. He wrote a book of memories of
Alexander Belinsky. The
Temple of pre-war childhood. The episode is from the book
"The unfinished" whose author - the artistic director
of Theatre of Musical Comedy, a famous TV and theatre director.
He dedicated the book to his pre-war memories of the New Theatre
for Young Spectators.
Yelena Chernaya. "I
remember the school at my life's dawn" Yelena Chernaya used
a line from Pushkin's verses to give the title to her memoires. A
famous actress, director, teacher, she was lucky to study under
Vasily Merkuriev and Irina Meirhold and to do her first steps on
the stage with Yuri Tolubeyev and Nikolai Simonov.
Nora Raihsktein. The
fragments of memory Nora Raihsktein had spent her childhood and
youth in Odessa. The first chapter of her future book is
dedicated to a picturesque life of that city and a later
evacuation to Sverdlovsk.
Tatyana Zagorskaya. St.
Petersburg "debut" of Gropius brothers. The story tells
us about the first order to the famous German scenery-designer
Karl Wilhelm Gropius (1793-1870) from the administration of the Emperors'
Theatre, the story is mostly based on a large variety
of archive materials.
Gallery "BS". This
section contains basic information about the present and acting directors, designers and actors of
St. Petersburg movie and
"With a debut in my mind" This line from Boris
Pasternak's poem was taken to be a title of the section in which
mastres of the stage remenice of their first appearance on the stage.
Yelena Alexeeva. Flashes on
the sun The article is dedicated to the main theatre events of
the 1999\2000 season: anniversary of The Maly Drama Theatre's,
Theatre of Europe's performance "Brothers and sisters",
the premieres of "Chevengur", "Molly Suini",
"The bed-bug", "The Turbin's days", "The
Dear liar", "Lost among the stars".
Tatyana Marchenko. The
"Turbin's days" at the turn of the centuries Review of
the performance of The Molodezny Theatre "The Turbin's
Yevgeny Sokolinsky. Art for
the readers of Marcel Proust and James Joice This article
represents the comparison between the "Ornitology" (The
Alexandrinsky Theatre) and "Lost among the stars" (Theatre on Liteiny)
Dmitry Tsilikin. Useless
splashing of words The article is dedicated to the present
situation with theatre criticism.
Igor Stupnikov St.
Petersburg Ballet - 2000 The chronicle of ballet life of St.
Petersburg of December 1999 - June 2000 was written by a
well-known stage and ballet historian, professor of St.Petersburg
State University, Ph. D. in Fine Arts. It will appear complete in
English on web version of the magazine. www.theatre.spb.ru/seasons/2_2_2000/index.htm
Yakov Hamarmer's time. The
article is dedicated to the anniversary of Theatre on Liteiny and
the days when Yakov Hamarmer was the director in The Theatre on
Dramatis personae The
theatre as a part of national safety Tatyana Klyavina, Director
of The Russian Institute of history of Arts, talks to the
director of Alexandrinsky Theatre - Georgy Saschenko.
Yuri Shestakovich. Sergey
Slonimsky as a part of demos This material represents an
interview with the prominent composer, a living classic, a
representative of Petersburg's musical and literature dynasty of
Johaness Shaaf. "The
crack of the world's mentality is inside us" Gulyara Sadikh-zade, a musical
critic, talks to the famous German
director who is staging a tetralogy of Richard Wagner "The
Nibelung's Ring" on the stage of The Mariinsky Theatre.
Olga Chumicheva. The space
of personal freedom. This is an essay about Yelena Nemzer - the
author of remarcable graphic, oil and scenery works.
Irina Potemkina Curators
This is the story about The Academy of Russian Ballet's Museum,
its curators - Marietta Frangopulo and Marina Vivien.
"Meetings in Russia- 2000" The article tells about a
festival of Russian Theatres of UIN countries, where drama
companies from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, The Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova took part as
"You, Pushkin, is a God and don't know about it
yourself" The 7th International Pushkin Theatre Festival
collected in Pskov theoritions and actors who staged Pushkin's works. The performance "Oh,
You, who loved..." (director Gennady Trostyanetsky) turned out to be one of the
Olga Gorgoma. As
simple-hearted as the poet's life The performance "The
school of Drama Art" became a sensation of the Pushkin's Festival.
"Don't let the wild capitalizm murder Russian Theatre"
This is a monologue of the Finnish director and theatre worker
who works on co-project of staging opera "Anna
Gulyara Sadikh-zade. The
Tallin sketches. Returning to the future. This is the story of
our correspondent about Estonian Fund "kulturkapital"
and about Tallin's musical life.
Larisa Doktorova. The 20th
century music in the deco of the 19th century. A review of our
european correspondent of the performance of Paris Theatre La
Bastille - opera "War and Peace". (director Francesca Zambello)
Andrey Zinchuck. Life.exe
The author continues to introduce "newcomers" to the
computer and its possibilities. This time he talks about the
possibilities of connections through computer.
Recruitment to a theatre school This material represents a part
from the article of the famous theatre professor. He talks about
the peculiarities of the entrance exams to the actor's department. The article will appear in complete on the web
version of the Almanac (www.theatre.spb.ru/seasons/2_2_20000/index.htm) and in the
collection of The Academy of Theatre Arts - "How actors are
Peter Brook. Two lectures on Shakespeare. This is the first publication of lectures of the
famous director of the 1990ies in Russian, dedicated to his work
on shakespear's performances.
Galina Kovalenko, a
specialist in American drama, introduces us to new translations
of Tennessy Williams, John Driver, Jeffry Haddow, Jack Richardson
and Terry Johnson - in the first part of the article. And she
talks about new plays for children in the second.
Andrey Zinchuk. A plank over
a pool This is a piece of a play for children and adults of one
of the founders of the union "The Dramatist's house".
You can find a whole play on the web version of the magazine www.theatre.spb.ru/seasons/2_2_2000/index.htm.
Copyrights: yesterday, today, tomorrow The article is dedicated to the history of
Russian authors' society.