Friday, February 22, 2008

Russia Vakhtangov EBCS

Russia EBCS (Envelopes Bearing Commemorative Stamp)
Name: The 125th birth anniversary of E.B. Vakhtangov (1883-1922), a director and an actor
Issue date: 1 February 2008

Yevgeny Bagrationovich Vakhtangov (also spelled Evgeny or Eugene) (13 February 1883 – 29 May 1922) was a renowned Russian-Armenian director who was associated with the State Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS) in Moscow in the early 20th century, and founded the Vakhtangov Theatre. He was one of Constantin Stanislavski's most renowned students, and a mentor of Michael Chekhov.

Vakhtangov was born to Armenian parents in Vladikavkaz. He joined the Moscow Art Theatre in 1911 and rose in the ranks, so that by 1920 he was in charge of his own studio. Four years after his death, the studio was named Vakhtangov Theatre in his honor. More...

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