Children-Phenomena: Young Talents and Their Ways
History knows many examples when, after a loud fame in childhood, an artist, without passing the test of fame or money, practically disappears from the radar of the public with…

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Sergey Zhigunov and Anastasia Zavorotnyuk: romance and separation
Today the name of Anastasia Zavorotnyuk is well known to many moviegoers and lovers of reality shows such as “Dancing with the Stars”, “Dancing on the Ice”, “Ice Age”, “Minute…

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Famous Pike Alumni
Yesterday, the famous Boris Shchukin Theater Institute turned 100 years old. On this day, October 23, 1914, a young student of Stanislavsky Eugene Vakhtangov held the first lesson with youth.…

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exception is the beautiful

Alone in the field … actor!

A one-man show is a complex, rare genre and, some even say, are dying. Contrary to this sad opinion, Solo festival of solo performances is taking place in Moscow this week, which was attended by individualists from different countries of Europe. I propose today to arrange my own small festival and recall the most famous Russian solo performances.

The solo performance genre is complicated for any actor. Not everyone will be able to keep the attention of the audience for a long time. In an hour and a half, any monologue becomes boring. Trying to cheer up his speech, the actor can easily fall into vulgarity. In a word, a solo performance is a difficult genre, and only actors with a capital letter can stretch it out. Let’s see who exactly.

Arkady Raikin, miniatures
Then there was no such word. But the variety miniatures of the man-theater of Arkady Raikin, during which he instantly changed images, facial expressions and voice, in my opinion, are very suitable for the definition of a one-man show. Many of Raikin’s miniatures were included in his television play “People and Mannequins.” Continue reading

Young actors on the stage
Do you know what day will be celebrated tomorrow? World Theater Day. For more than half a century, it has been celebrated under the motto "Theater as a means of…

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Great actors of the past era. TV shows
Amazing date on the calendar tomorrow. Two, at first glance, unrelated events - on November 15, 1866, the great Russian actress Alexandra Yablochkina was born in St. Petersburg, and in…

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Nedodali: actors without Oscars
The film industry is an unpredictable thing and, in my opinion, not always fair. Take at least the main cinematic award - the golden Oscar. For example, about 40 years…

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Stars and charity
Many can dream of fame, popularity, fame. And a significant part of the “afflicted” is quite capable of achieving its goal and settling among VIPs. Another question, what then to…

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