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Entries / Yuryev Y.M., (1872-1948), actor

Yuryev Y.M., (1872-1948), actor

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YURYEV Yury Mikhailovich (1872-1948, Leningrad), actor, pedagogue, theatre worker, People's Artist of the USSR (1939). Graduated from drama courses at the Moscow Drama School (1893). Worked at the Alexandrinsky Theatre (from 1920, the Academic Drama Theatre, from 1937 the Pushkin Drama Theatre) in 1893-1918, 1921-28 (appointed art director in 1922), and 1935-48. In 1929-32 he acted at the Moscow Maly Theatre, and in 1932-34 at the Meyerhold State Theatre. Founder of and leading actor at the Petrograd Tragedy Theatre (1918). One of the founders and leaders of the Bolshoy Drama Theatre (1919-20). An actor with a decorative elocution and dynamic expressiveness, he had a strong grasp on acting techniques, and was a featured actor in many of V.E. Meyerhold's productions presented at the Alexandrinsky Theatre (Don Juan in Don Juan by J.B. Moliere, Arbenin in Masquerade by M.Y. Lermontov). He was also inclined towards playing heroic characters from the classical tragedy repertoire, including Hippolytus in Hippolytus by Euripides, Oedipus in Oedipus the King by Sophocles, Othello in Othello by W. Shakespeare, Posa in Don Carlos and Ferdinand in Intrigue and Love by F. Schiller. Among his other important roles are Chatsky in Woe from Wit by A.S. Griboedov, and Neschastlivtsev in The Forest by A.N. Ostrovsky. He performed a lot as a public reader. Taught acting technique beginning in 1898 at private drama schools, and in drama courses at the Petersburg Dramatics School, the School of Russian Drama, the Theatre-Studio of the Academic Drama Theatre, and the Leningrad Drama Institute. He wrote a book called Notes (latest edition in two volumes. Moscow-Leningrad, 1963). He was awarded the Stalin Prize in 1943. In 1937-48, he lived at 13 Karpovka River Embankment (memorial plaque installed). Buried at Necropolis of Artists (monument erected 1961, sculptor M.K. Anikushin, architect V.A. Petrov).

References: Ю. М. Юрьев, 1892 XXXV 1927: Сб. Л., 1927; Народный артист СССР Юрий Михайлович Юрьев: 50 лет сценич. деятельности. Л., 1939.

A. A. Kirillov.

Anikushin Mikhail Konstantinovich
Griboedov Alexander Sergeevich
Lermontov Mikhail Yurievich
Meyerhold Vsevolod Emilievich
Moliere Jean-Baptiste
Ostrovsky Alexander Nikolaevich
Petrov Vasily Alexandrovich
Pushkin Alexander Sergeevich
Schiller Friedrich
Shakespeare William
Stalin (real name Dzhugashvili) Iosif Vissarionovich
Yuryev Yury Mikhailovich

Karpovka River Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 13

Ю. М. Юрьев, 1892 XXXV 1927: Сб. Л.
Народный артист СССР Юрий Михайлович Юрьев: 50 лет сценич. деятельности. Л., 1939

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Alexandrinsky Theatre
Tovstonogov Bolshoy Drama Theatre
Theatre College
Theatre Art Academy
Necropolis of Artists