Our cameraman recently called on Alexander Solodovnikov, the director of the Moscow Art Theatre. The?
Our cameraman recently called on Alexander Solodovnikov, the director of the Moscow Art Theatre. The Theatre was due soon to leave for London where it will give some thirty-seven performances.
The repertoire will include, first of all, plays by Anton Chekov -- the Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters, Uncle Vanya. The contemporary playwright Leonid Rakhanov will also be represented with his Restless Old Age.
The tour of the Moscow Art Theatre, which was founded by Stanislavsky and Nomirovich-Danchenko, will be the first official visit of a Russian drama theatre to the capital of Great Britain, and the director said they felt rather nervous at the thought of playing before an audience unfamiliar with them. As far as he could judge, however, the London Press and the people awaited them with interest. They would do their best to come up to expectations.
After London will come Paris. it is over twenty years since France last saw the Moscow Art Theatre.
Before leaving for London, the actresses playing the Three Sisters by Anton Chekov, Maximova, Ivanova, and Yuryeva, and the producer, Rayovsky, pay a cell on Olga Knipper-Chekhova. Olga was the first to play the part of Kasha in the Three Sisters.