VISHNEVSKY Alexander Leonidovich( Russian actor)
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Biography VISHNEVSKY Alexander Leonidovich
VISHNEVSKY, Alexander L. (cf.. name Vishnevetsky) (1861-1943), Russian actor. Born in Taganrog on January 20 (February 1) 1861. He studied at the Taganrog gymnasium along with Chekhov. Since 1883 he has played in Russia's province (Kharkiv, LOTS, Odessa, Saratov) Role of first lover, was a regular partner Fedotova in its provincial tour. He was invited to the Moscow Art Theater. The opening day of the Moscow Art Theater was playing Boris Godunov, Tsar Fedor Ioannovich "(1898). Godunov's role he was assigned to then in "Death of Ivan the Terrible" (1899).
In the first season of the Moscow Art Theater has played the role of Antonio in "Merchant of Venice", Galvika in "Happiness Greta, Assessor Marriage in" Edda Gabler. The greatest success was in the typical role of Tatarina in "The Lower Depths" (1902). Among the 'ecumenical council wise men' of his inarticulate Tataryn absolutely and firmly believed in the simple truth: 'we need to live honestly! " Vishnevsky played in Chekhov's plays role: Dorn in The Seagull "(1898); Wynn in" Uncle Vanya "(1899), . Kulygina in "Three Sisters" (1901),
. A vivid theatrical temperament Vishnevsky appeared in such roles as Mark Antony in "Julius Caesar" by Shakespeare (1903), Jens Speer in the drama of life "Hamsun (1907), David Leiser in Anateme" Andreev (1909), Fredriksen in "The Life in its claws "Hamsun (1911)
. In "Housekeeping Hotel Goldoni (1914) with great success played a frivolous luxury gourmet and connoisseur of beautiful women Count d'Albaforita. After the Revolution played Berlyuro in "Vendor of Fame Panolya and Niwa (1926), President of the Court" Resurrection "by Leo Tolstoy (1930) and others. A sleek, lordly President of the Court with lush, carefully combed mustache seemed a creature alien to any human frailties.
An exceptional organizational gift Vishnevsky evident in his work in the theater (in particular, Vishnevsky was engaged in the device first foreign tour, the Moscow Art Theater in 1906).
Vishnevsky died in Tashkent, February 27, 1943.