Theater History

Iconic Performances

1960's - 1970's (and beyond)

"The Visible Song"

Live musical videos on stage 20 years before MTV!

BDT - Bolshoi Drama Theater

The Apex
Tovstonogov
Smoktunovsky
Lebedev and Smoktunovsky rehearsing "The Idiot"
From the book on the history of BDT by Raisa Benyash (1967)
Yursky

Sofya Somin (the girl on the right) at the entrance to BDT (1967).

Photo from the book by Raisa Benyash.

Taganka

1966 (at SPB) - 2001 (at Yale)
1966, autographed by Lyubimov in 2001
In the cast: Vysotsky, Zolotukhin, Demidova, etc.
Lyubimov at Arts & Ideas Festival, Yale University, New Haven, 2001
Marat and Marquis de Sade
Marquis de Sade: Valery Zolotukhin

Marcel Marceau

1972 (SPB) - 2000 (Boston)