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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National artist
People's artists - who are they? The names of some are known all over the world, others are known only in our country or in the circle of people of…

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Where actors are taught: Schukin School
Today Shchukin School celebrates its 101st birthday. This is a theater institute with its own special traditions. Only one out of a hundred applicants manage to get the coveted student…

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Celebrities: couples of different ages

Still, age is an interesting thing. Everything can be attributed to it – from mood to weather. It is especially interesting to observe the relationships between people in married couples. In my family, as it turned out, many relatives had it in the order of things.

When romance occurs in star pairs, where between partners a significant difference in age makes the paparazzi follow on the heels of love. Sometimes it ends with a scandal, and sometimes it is an extra reason to say: “The wisdom that comes only with age is what supports their relationship.”

Well, I suggest you try today to evaluate how this expression itself applies to the following pairs …

Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis: 9 years difference
Once the whole show business was buzzing with the tricks of handsome Johnny about his longing for Kate Moss and Winona Ryder. Does anyone remember those times? Now these names no longer sound together. Depp’s only Lady of the Heart is his young partner, Vanessa Paradis, with whom, despite his two children, he has not yet been married by law. Continue reading

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

Where actors are taught: Schukin School

Today Shchukin School celebrates its 101st birthday. This is a theater institute with its own special traditions. Only one out of a hundred applicants manage to get the coveted student ID. Only graduates of the “Pike” teach here – this is a long tradition. Among them are many famous actors. Let’s think today about how to enter the legendary institute.

The Shchukin school began with … failure. At one time it was an amateur theater studio. Unprofessional actors called for the head of Yevgeny Vakhtangov – a student of Stanislavsky and a young actor of the Moscow Art Theater. The first performance of the students was a failure, and in response, Vakhtangov said: “Let’s learn.” So, on October 23, 1914, the studio became a school.

The institute, which was at first one of the Moscow Art Theater’s studios, received the name of Boris Schukin, Vakhtangov’s favorite student, an actor who first played in the cinema of Vladimir Lenin. There is a version that it was for this ideological reason that the school became Schukinsky, and not Vakhtangovsky. Continue reading

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