Yevgeny Vakhtangov was one of the great lights of the Russian theater world, a good friend of Mikhail Chekhov, and influenced by both Konstantin Stanislavsky and Vsevolod Meyerhold. From Vladikavkaz, the son of an Armenian father and Russian mother, he came to Moscow and attended Moscow State University before joining the Moscow Art Theater in 1911. He started his own theater studio in 1920 but died two years later.
His productions were both avant-garde and psychological, a kind of bridge between the two main schools of theater in those years and a new synthesis of drama, music, dance, movement and spectacle.
His most acclaimed prodcution was “Turandot” by Carlo Gozzi, which is still playing today, nearly 100 years after its premiere.
See the site in English for the schedule of upcoming online productions.