What types of plays do you like?
I like comedies most of all. I like to see people when they’re happy. In general, I like everything that can entertain. I think that when you don’t laugh at all – you don’t live!
I can’t say that I’m a theatre-goer. But it doesn’t mean that I don’t like theatre at all. Sometimes when I have free time I can go to the theatre but only in that case when an interesting play is performed there and my favourite actors take part in it.
Why do people consider theatre a tedious thing?
Does theatre have any advantages as compared to movies?
In my opinion, theatre is of the same importance to people as other kinds of art. The fact that a play can tap deepest reaches of man’s spiritual life shows a person’s sense and sensibility, kind nature. I’m sure that people, who go to the theatre at least once a month, arouse their minds and souls what is really important for the right understanding of their lives.
What types of plays do I prefer? Well, in my opinion when you are at the theatre all plays seem to be beautiful if, of course, they are directed in a proper way. And for me it doesn’t matter whether it is a comedy or a drama because here, at the theatre, you have an opportunity of a first-hand experience. Of course you can say that you can have the same experience watching TV at home. Well, you may be right but I believe that when you are at the theatre all your feelings are more vivid, more striking, you feel yourself a part of what is going on the stage.Kate Nosikova
Do young people in your country go to the theatre in their free time?
On the one hand musicals’ popularity is a good thing because many young people go there very often. They develop themselves and learn many interesting things, become more moral and edifying. Many today’ stars taking part in musicals and good advertisement supports such popularity. But on the other hand because of such popularity too many musicals are produced now and because of it quality and skill suffer.Shelkunova Marina
For decades the capital of our country has had a reputation as a city of theatres.Every evening the doors of Moscow theatres open to streams of theatre-goers.These theatres are: the Maly Theatre, the Bolshoi Theatre, the Moscow Art Theatre, the Musical Comedy Theatre, the Central Children's Theatre, the Variety Theatre, the Vakhtangov Theatre, the Taganka Theatre and others.A building of the Bolshoy Theatre stands in Theatre Square in Moscow's central quarter, not far from Kremlin. This is the leading Russian opera house with the best vocalists and
Generally speaking, Greek theatre and plays have had a lasting impact on Western drama and culture. It is in ancient Greece that the origin of western theatre is to be found. It developed from a state festival in Athens, honoring the god Dionysus. The Athenian city-state exported the festival to its numerous allies in order to promote a common identity.
As for honoured actors, I know several distinguished Russian headliners, for example, Nickolay Tsiskaridze, Ilze Liepa, Mihail Dyakov. All of them are the Bolshoi theatre big-name actors.