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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. And already in November, young actors organized their own amateur studio, which later developed into a completely professional theater. Let us congratulate Pike on its anniversary and recall its most prominent graduates.
To list all the celebrities who came out of the walls of the “Pike” – an impossible task. So I remember only my loved ones.
This short charming actor was one of the graduates of “Pike.” He was remembered for his very diverse roles and directorial work. He could be the tragically funny Akaky Akakievich Bashmachkin from Gogol’s “Overcoat”, and self-confident Red Army Karjakin, and the evil Barmaley, and the pathos hunter from Little Red Riding Hood. He played the most childish roles very seriously and with full dedication – remember at least his Kota Basilio from “Pinocchio”. Sometimes he played female roles – mainly grandmothers. Even in episodes, he was remembered by the viewer no worse, or even better than the main characters. For example, his burry speech therapist from the movie “For Family Circumstances” or a potential heir to the throne in “Elusive Avengers”. Continue reading