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Six personnages en quête d’auteur

Anatolt Vassiliev

Heir to Stanislavski and possessed by Dostoievski, Anatoli Vassiliev is a character first and foremost.


For him, the straight line is never the shortest. He started out as a chemist and went on to work as a sailor on the Pacific Ocean before winding up in theatre in 1968. Today, he is recognized as one of the new “great minds” of Soviet theatre. With Six Characters in Search of an Author, he stages the fleeting truth of a world that is constantly performing. In the confrontation between life and the illusion of life, drama and the illusion of drama, beauty and the illusion of beauty, artifice holds all the trumps.


Moscow school of Drama by Luigi Pirandello Directed by Anatoli Vassiliev