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Drama Theater. M. Gorky description and photo - Belarus: Minsk. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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Minsk Drama Theater. M. Gorky emerged in the 20s of the last century as a wandering theater. It was created by the talented actor Vladimir Kumelsky. The theater traveled to cities, staging performances based on works of Russian literature and following the traditions of the classical theater school. In 1928, the theater began working in Bobruisk and became known as the Regional Drama Theater. In 1932, the theater was offered to work in Mogilev, where the theater was named the State Russian Drama Theater of the BSSR.
In 1940, it was decided to move the theater to Minsk, but this was prevented by the war. During the war years, the theater worked in Moscow, Mogilev, Grodno and toured hospitals and fronts, where it had constant success. His repertoire included such performances as "Kremlin Chimes", "Russian Question", "Othello". In 1947 the theater moved to Minsk. His magnificent performance "King Lear" by W. Shakespeare was a tremendous success not only in the USSR, but also abroad. The theater's repertoire included many performances based on the works of Maxim Gorky: "Bourgeois", "Children of the Sun", "Vassa Zheleznova". In 1955, for outstanding services in theatrical art, the theater was named after Maxim Gorky.
1955 was a turning point in the work of the Minsk Drama Theater, which began to turn to the works of Belarusian playwrights. His repertoire includes performances based on the works of Polessky, Shemyakin, Gubarevich, Romanov. In 1994, the Minsk Drama Theater. M. Gorky received the status of academic, and in 1999 - national.
The theater building was built before the war and was originally the Minsk Choral Synagogue. After the revolution, first a workers' club was located here, then the Kultura cinema. After the war, the building was thoroughly rebuilt and transferred to the Minsk Drama Theater.
Today the theater has one main stage with an auditorium for 502 seats. The hall has retained its unique acoustic properties since pre-revolutionary times. Famous Belarusian and foreign artists like to perform here.
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