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Vladimirovich Alexi-Meskhishvili

Russia • born in 1941

Laureate of the State prize of the USSR, people's artist of Georgia

1975 — the main artist of Theatre of a name of S. Rustaveli (Tbilisi, Georgia).

Designed productions at the Mariinsky theatre ("Little tragedies), in the BDT after G. A. Tovstonogov ("Boris Godunov", "Intrigue and love", "Saleska witch", "Love under elms", "Macbeth"), the Moscow art theatre named after A. P. Chekhov ("Collapse," Antigone"), Moscow theatre "the Satyricon" ("hamlet"), in the theater "Et Cetera" ("Shylock"), variety theatre ("Dreams of love"), in the Samara Opera and ballet theatre ("the Visions of Ivan the terrible"), at the Royal theatre, in "the Metropolitan Opera" ("Player"), at the National theater of Buenos Aires, at the Munich Opera house. Teaches at Dartmouth College (USA). Laureate of the State prize of the USSR. Winner of the critics ' prize of the Edinburgh festival and prize of the European film Academy "Felix" awards "Phoenix" and "Nika" for a film "Ashik-Kerib" by S. Parajanov.

People's artist of Georgia, laureate of the State prize of the USSR. Born March 2, 1941. In 1967 he graduated from the Tbilisi state art Academy, the education of a painter, not a designer. More than 25 years of his creative Alliance with Director Robert Sturua. The fame of the master brought the play the Caucasian chalk circle by B. Brecht (1975). Since 1975, the main artist of the theater. Shota Rustaveli, which was designed more than 20 performances. Meskhishvili is always a co – Director, embodies the idea of the play, finding a simple but vivid and expressive solution. For all the brilliance of his scenographic works are distinguished by their precision and thoughtfulness, knowledge of the possibilities of the scene. In the Rustaveli theatre Meskhishvili has acted as an art Director in productions of: Dr. Stockman of Ibsen, Blue horses on red grass by M. Shatrova, Dragon E. Schwartz, don Juan Moliere, a Midsummer night's Dream by William Shakespeare, the Good person of Szechwan Brecht, the Glass menagerie T. Williams, etc. Alexi-Meskhishvili worked a lot in musical theater, success was his collaboration with Sturua over the Fiery angel by S. Prokofiev at the Tbilisi Opera and ballet theatre. He also worked in the theater. Marjanishvili, the Theatre actor. Collaborated with Russian and foreign Directors. Designed productions by T. Chkheidze in the St. Petersburg Big drama theatre – Intrigue and love by Schiller (1992), Test A. Miller (1993), love under the elms Anila Y. (1993), Macbeth by William Shakespeare (1995), Boris Godunov by A. S. Pushkin (1999). Worked in Moscow on productions: the Marriage of N.In.Gogol (Mat, 1997), hamlet by W. Shakespeare (Satyricon, 1998), Shylock (the merchant of Venice by W. Shakespeare, theatre "Et cetera" under the leadership of A. Kalyagina, 2000). Designed productions of Three sisters by A. Chekhov and hamlet by W. Shakespeare in London, Crime and punishment F. Dostoevsky in new York, he worked at the theatres of düsseldorf, Bologna and other cities of Europe. Recently Meskhishvili works and teaches in new York, but continues ties with his native city. Held premiere performances, created together with Robert Sturua at the theatre of Rustaveli the Snake Woman by K. Gozzi and the Opera Carmen by Georges Bizet.

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