Arap Pimen N.( Dramatic writer and chronicler of the Russian theater)
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Biography Arap Pimen N.
Born in 1796 in the Penza province in a rich noble family, . educated in the "boarding school" at the Moscow University and in 1817 entered the Transfiguration Regiment, . but soon resigned and began to serve on a civilian agency, . enrolling in the Siberian office of Governor-General and subsequently served as vice-governor of Saratov and Novgorod,
. Student VV. Izmailov and each Katenin, Arapov from an early age a passion for theater, for which many did. His first works were published in the Moscow News of Europe ". Existing at the Moscow governor-general secretary for management theaters, he worked tirelessly, translating and writing plays that were played at the Moscow and St. Petersburg theaters. All of his plays up to 20 of whom were successful: "Polder, . Amsterdam or the executioner ", . Drama Blazhenin ", . comedy-vaudeville: "Art of the newspapers, . "Prihotnik without money", . "The Bear and the Pasha, . Vatel ", . "Animated flowers", . "Devil's cap", . "Liza" (actress Sandunova) and the Registrar and the cook, and many of his pieces were played by the manuscripts, . some, not without success, . such as "Den", . "Demyanova ear", . "Peak-aset", . "Magic Glass" and other,
. In 1830 he published anthology "Rainbow", . In 1850, the Drama album with 20 portraits of Russian artists, . pictures of old posters and rare manuscripts, . relating to the theater (Moscow), . biographies of artists and historical sketch of the Russian theater improvements, . and in Paris' Dramatic bouquet "- a collection of portraits of Russian actresses,
. A. was an employee of the Northern bees "in the department of theater. Major work, . better is not in our literature, theater - "Chronicle of the Russian theater", . published after his death (St. Petersburg, . 1861) and presents in chronological order an overview of, . was done on the Russian stage until November 26, 1825, this work provides a,
. right to the title of the first chronicler of the Russian theater. Died March 23, 1861 in St. Petersburg and was buried in the cemetery Nevsky Lavra.