Nikolai Massalitinov

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Nikolai Massalitinov
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Massalitinov in 1940
Nikolai Osipovich Massalitinov
Николай Осипович Массалитинов

(1880-02-24)24 February 1880
Died22 March 1961(1961-03-22) (aged 81)
Occupationstage actor, theatre director, pedagogue

Nikolai Osipovich Massalitinov (Russian : Николай Осипович Массалитинов, 24 February 1880, Yelets, Oryol Governorate, Russian Empire, — 22 March 1961, Sofia, Bulgaria) was a Russian (later Bulgarian) stage actor, theatre director and pedagogue, associated originally with the Moscow Art Theatre and, since 1925, with Ivan Vazov National Theatre in Bulgaria. The actress Varvara Massalitinova was his sister. [1]

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In 1919 Massalitinov, as part of the Kachalov Troupe, found himself abroad, cut off from home. Unlike the majority of the actors, he decided against returning to the Bolshevist Russia and first joined the Prague-based, Maria Germanova-led troupe, then in 1925 settled in Bulgaria to become there a respected director and pedagogue, proponent of the Stanislavski method. In 1948 he was designated as a Meritorious Artist of the People's Republic of Bulgaria, and in 1950 won the Dimitrov Prize. [1] [2]

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  1. 1 2 3 Nikolai Massalitinov at the Кругосвет (Around the World) On-line Encyclopedia.
  2. Николай Осипович Массалитинов. Biography at the Moscow Art Theatre site