Chekhov Moscow art theatre marks the 25th anniversary of the play «Seven lives Nemirovich-Danchenko»

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Chekhov Moscow art theater celebrates the anniversary of the play «Seven lives Ow. I. Nemirovich-Danchenko» which comes with success for a quarter century. It was conceived, delivered and performed by the grandson of one of the founders of the Art public theatre Vasily Nemirovich-Danchenko and his wife, who acted as the author of the play.

To tell you how it was
«The idea of creating this show came to my wife and then we began to gather the material — the letters of Vladimir Ivanovich, download the film bitter. These letters and memories of loved ones Nemirovich-Danchenko people formed the basis for the play, which was staged», — told RIA Novosti Vasily Nemirovich-Danchenko.

According to him, it was 25 years ago, when Nemirovich-Danchenko was in the shade, as if the second after Stanislavsky.

«And it was Vladimir Ivanovich was invited to the Stanislavsky in the restaurant «Slavic Bazaar» in the very significant meeting of June 22, 1897, and that he proposed to establish a new theatre and gave it a name — art public. After a year in theatre staged «the Seagull.» And after the successful premiere of Chekhov gave Nemirovich-Danchenko medallion with the inscription: «You gave my «Chaika» life. Thank you!» From this day the Seagull becomes an emblem of Art. So we decided in his play to restore the truth and to tell you how it really was,» said the grandson.


Vladimir Ivanovich was not only a great Director, who was called the «brain» of the Art theatre, he was a popular novelist, playwright, excellent teacher, outstanding directing more than 50 plays on the stage of the Moscow art theatre. The peak of his creativity, his «Swan song» has become a famous production of «Three sisters» by Chekhov in 1940.

Nemirovich-Danchenko was a reformer not only the drama theatre, but operas, the Creator of the musical theatre, which staged operas by Rachmaninoff, Verdi, and Shostakovich.

The great founders of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko argued a lot, but it was a creative debate. And all the conflicts have faded into insignificance for a common cause — Art theatre. Vladimir Ivanovich wrote: «We can be in a hostile relationship to each other, but still the link between us can tear only God.»

Music as a continuation of the thought

In the play a lot of music that, according to Vasily Mikhailovich, serves as a continuation of the ideas of the text, she connected with the action of the play. In the play «Seven lives» the music of Rachmaninoff. Vasily Mikhailovich and his wife Angelica to sing a prelude in C minor and six pieces for piano four hands, etude-picture in g minor.

Vasily Nemirovich-Danchenko, a graduate of the Conservatory, began as a concert pianist. But while still alive the «old» Art, and they said it should work in the Moscow art theatre — where his home.

«Initially, when I came to the theater, I thought that for a while, and it turned out that was delayed for half a century. Worked as an accompanist, he wrote music, was a conductor then, the theatre has its own orchestra, made the musical arrangement of more than 60 plays,» said Vasyl.

He noted that 25 years at the play «Seven lives Ow.And. Nemirovich-Danchenko» a full house. «Come scholars, theatre people and a lot of young people, which is particularly pleasing,» said Nemirovich-Danchenko.