Heritage of Centuries | 2019 | No. 1 (17) | Vidadi Gafarov


The Creative
Heritage of Arseniy G. Rydal
and Konstantin F. Stepanov-Kolosov
as the Common Treasure of the Russian
and Azerbaijani Theater


© Vidadi R. Gafarov

PhD in Arts, Assoc. Prof., Head,
Department of Theater, Cinema and Television,
Institute of Architecture and Art, National
Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan


UDC 792.03:792.075(470:479.24)

Аbstract: The author reconstructs the biographies and creative activities of talented directors Arseniy G.  Rydal and Konstantin F.  Stepanov-Kolosov, who played an important role in the development of professional theatrical art in Azerbaijan. Their names are written not only in the history of the Azerbaijani theater because they both worked in different cities of the former Soviet Union, including giving a lot of energy to the development of the Krasnodar Drama Theater. In the Baku period Arseniy G.  Ridal (in 1926‑1939) and Konstantin F.  Stepanov-Kolosov (in 1949‑1954) carried out more than 30 productions, which left a deep impression in the memory of the audience. The creative efforts of Arseniy G.  Ridal and Konstantin F.  Stepanov-Kolosov contributed to the enrichment of the repertoire and the strengthening of friendly ties between our peoples.

Keywords: history of the Azerbaijani theater, theater life, Krasnodar Drama Theater, Arseniy G.  Rydal, Konstantin F . Stepanov-Kolosov, theater directing.

Article information: Received on October 18, 2018, signed by the print, volume 1 / 2019 on March 27, 2019, published on March 28, 2019.

Full bibliographic reference to the article: Gafarov, V. R., Tvorcheskoye naslediye A. G. Ridalya i K. F. Stepanova-Kolosova kak obshcheye dostoyaniye rossiyskogo i azerbaydzhanskogo teatra (The Сreative Heritage of Arseniy G. Rydal and Konstantin F. Stepanov-Kolosov as the Сommon Property of the Russian and Azerbaijani Theater), Nasledie vekov, 2019, no. 1, pp. 33–37. http://heritage-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019_1_Gafarov.pdf. Accessed Month DD, YYYY.



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