Bookshelf. Boris Pasternak. Staging
People capable of the Act live hard, sometimes tragically. But life generously endows them with talent, breadth of soul, courage, humanity .... That was Boris Pasternak, whose birthday will be…

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Laugh a la francaise: five French comedies
Yesterday, fans of French cinema celebrated the birthday of a remarkable actor who played many memorable roles - Andre Robert Rembour, better known under the pseudonym Bourville. Therefore, when not…

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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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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

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. From friendship to love
"Cumpleanos feliz!" from all sides she will hear tomorrow "Happy Birthday!" He fell in love with her at first sight, but could only admit his feelings after many years. They…

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Beauty Dossier: Wilson Brothers
Luke, Owen and Andrew were born in Dallas in an ordinary, but in their own way, creative family. The parents of the boys were close to art: their mother was…

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The most fighting actors
In the movie, everyone gets in different ways. Some study in specialized schools and institutes, others follow on the heels of their parents, actors, directors or producers, while others accidentally…

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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…

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