Alexander Artem Rodionovich( Actor)
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Biography Alexander Artem Rodionovich
Artem, Aleksandr Rodionovich (cf.. name - Artemiev) (1842-1914), Russian actor. Born in the village Stolpovo Zaraiskiy region of Ryazan Province. family serf. Trained as a gymnasium teacher penmanship. Attend classes of the Academy of Arts, was moonlighting as an artist-journeyman. On the performance of Music and Drama Circle "Mayorsha" 15 November 1887 for the first time, met with Konstantin Stanislavsky (Artem played a major Terekhova, Stanislavsky - Karyagina). There is a production of "Forests" Stanislavski played Neschastlivtseva, Artem - Schastlivtseva. Artem then entered the Society of Arts and Letters (among the best works - the old cook in the "Fruits of Enlightenment", 1891).
Went into the art theater troupe with the theater and stayed there until the end of life. In the premiere of the first season played the role of Bohdan Kuryukova in "Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich, Devochkina in Samoupravtsah, Shamraeva in" The Seagull ". Love the audience enjoyed Telegina role in "Uncle Vanya" (1899), Chebutykin in "Three Sisters" (1901), Firs in The Cherry Orchard "(1904), fowler Perchihina in" Philistines "(1902), Akim in the" Power of Darkness " (1902), Kuzovkina the "parasite" (1912) and others. Viewers will remember the old man's weak-sighted unkempt Chebutykin; Firs with his cotton gloves, mincing gait and a barely audible murmur, a gentle sponge Waffles, adjusts Helen Andreyevna: 'Excuse me, sir ... No, Ivan Ivanovich, and Ilya Ilyich, with ... '.
In the tradition of the Moscow Art Theater Artem say they are from small bit parts: Parsley in "Woe from Wit", Abdulin in the "Inspector", Gregory, 'man Turusinoy' in "On any wise man ...", courier in" Living Corpse ". Stanislavsky wrote that Artem 'not only will he not put forward themselves, but on the contrary, deliberately tried to go into the background'. Scenic charm, a rare simplicity and truthfulness Artem admired Chekhov.
Artem died in Moscow on 16 (28) May 1914.