Karatygin Vasily Andreyevich( famous tragedian)
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Biography Karatygin Vasily Andreyevich
(1802 - 1853)
Son of famous actors Andrew and Alexandra Karatygin. Educated in the Mountain Institute and was preparing to become official, but the theater environment and advances in domestic productions Karatygina forced to give up service to stage career. His chief adviser was an admirer of French tragedy, and a connoisseur of ancient drama, P.A. Katenin. In 1820, Mr.. Karatygin debut in the roles of Fingal (Ozerov's tragedy), King Oedipus ( "Oedipus Rex - the king", the tragedy Gruzintseva), Tancred (play by Voltaire), Pozharskogo (tragedy Kryukovsky) and was a huge success. After the fourth debut Karatygin, despite the intrigue, was adopted at the St. Petersburg stage and at first acted in the plays of the classical repertoire. At the end of 1820 on the Russian stage gets romantic drama, and Karatygin has continued her success, pushing into the background of Bryansk. During this period the best roles were Karatygina: Velisary (drama Edward Schenk), Georges de Jermano (drama Ducagne), Karl Moor (Schiller). The latter role is particularly successful Karatygin. With the advent (late 30's and early 40-ies) on the Russian stage of Shakespeare's plays Karatygin Hamlet, Othello, Lear, Coriolanus. Karatygina huge talent and his spectacular game owe their success to work ultrapatrioticheskie Kukolnik and Field. None of their various roles Karatygin was not bad, because there is a remarkable work ethic and thoroughly studied the role of each. Karatygin had extraordinary success in the plays "Enchanted House" (Louis XI), "Kin," "Mary Stuart" (Leicester), "Ugolino" (Nino). Karatygin was handsome, had a strong and pleasant voice, his playing is distinguished by external beauty, technical mastery, but where the required depth of feeling, inner fire, it was cold and did not touch the audience. Well-educated, who knew the languages Karatygin translated for the stage about forty tragedies, dramas, comedies and even vaudeville, comedy, a married philosopher "and" Two of the four "were published (St. Petersburg, 1827). - See. Vigel, "Memoirs"; Wolf, "Chronicle of the St. Petersburg theater; P.A. Karatygin, "Notes"; п?.п?. Karatygin, "Memories" ( "Russian Messenger", 1881, "4, 5), P. Zotov, "Notes"; Belinsky, "Works"; Belyaev, "Memories of VA. Karatygin; In. V. V. (Under construction), "repertoire" (1841), "The repertoire and the Pantheon" (1843), "Russian Antiquities" (1880,? 10).