Gedeon Stepan( Writer and administrative activities)
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Biography Gedeon Stepan
(1816 - 1877), son of Aleksandr Mikhailovich Gedeonov.
In 1850, Mr.. appointed assistant director of archaeological commission in Rome for the collection and the acquisition of antiquities. In 1861, Mr.. appointed head of the Archaeological Commission and a trustee of the retirees are in Rome of the Imperial Academy of Arts. Through the Gedeonov acquired a lot of art objects and collections of ancient art for the Hermitage Museum, whose director was appointed in 1863. In 1867, Mr.. appointed as director of theater. First, he showed a lot of good intentions, . but, . everywhere encountering resistance to its beginnings, . gradually lost interest in the case and, . often leaving abroad, . facilitated the transition of power over the theaters in the hands of management control of the Ministry of the court, . Baron Kister,
. In 1875, Mr.. Gedeonov dismissed from the post of Director of the theater, leaving director of the Imperial Hermitage. Gedeonov wrote the tragedy "Death of Lyapunov", performed on the stage Alexandrinsky Theater in late 1845. and enjoy success in the metropolitan and provincial scenes, he also pointed out the plot and gave AN. Ostrovsky plan drama "Vasilisa Melent'eva", set in 1868, and wrote a program's opera-ballet "Mlada Princess", a reworked MI. Petipa - in the ballet "Mlada," staged in St. Petersburg in 1879, and Rimsky-Korsakov - in the opera-extravaganza "Mlada," set in 1892. He also owns a major work: Varyags and Russia (St. Petersburg, 1876).