At the Taganka Theatre was called the Shapovalov artist No. 1, said laughter

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in fotobounce the Taganka theater. Archival photoAt the Taganka Theatre was called the Shapovalov artist No. 1, said laughter© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

Vitaly Shapovalov was a remarkable man, «the music of the Theatre on Taganka», artist No. 1, as it was called company, told RIA Novosti, the actor Veniamin Smekhov.

Soviet and Russian theater and film actor Vitaly Shapovalov died on 79 year of life after the operation, as reported on the official website of the Moscow Taganka Theater in the social network «Vkontakte».

«There was a problem — went from the life of great people, this is the rare case when you have to say about greatness. Vitaliy Shapovalov — the music of the Taganka Theatre, the role of extraordinary power — Pontius Pilate in «the Master and Margarita», the Sergeant Vaskov in «the dawns here are quiet». He and those who now meets there — Yuri Lyubimov, Vladimir Vysotsky, Valery Zolotukhin, Boris Khmelnitsky is the first part of the name of the theater, and the theater Vitaly called «artist No. 1,» he said laughing.

He also noted the extraordinary modesty of the actor. «It is his extraordinary modesty, I never knew. Commiserate and mourn,» he added laughing.

Shapovalov graduated from drama school named Shchukin in 1968, after which he was accepted into the troupe of the theater. In 1969, he first starred in the movie «the Way home», played in the films «Mystery of Palace coups», «Kamenskaya», «Dead souls», «Open». At the Taganka Theatre played in productions of «the dawns here are quiet», «Pugachev», «the Master and Margarita», «Boris Godunov», «Crime and punishment», «Tartuffe» and others.