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Akaky Alekseevich VASADZE

actor , producer

Akaky VASADZE, Actor and Chief Producer, Rustaveli Georgia State Theater, Tbilisi, since 1920. Popular Artist of USSR; Professor, Georgia State Drama Institute. Stalin Prizes, 1941, 1945, 1950; two Order of Lenin; two Order of Red Banner of Labor; medals. Member, Communist Party, since 1939.

Background

VASADZE, Akaky was born in 1899.

Education

Studied at theatrical school in Tiflis, now Tbilisi.

Career

Artistic Director, Georgia State Theater, since 1935. Deputy, Georgia Supreme Soviet, of 1938 and 1947 convocation. Best roles: King Claudius in Shakespeare's “Hamlet”.

Othello and Iago in Shakespeare's “Othello”. Prokhor Khrapov in Gorky's “Vassa Zheleznova”. Berest in A. Korneychuk’s “Platon Krechet”.

Franz Moor in Schiller’s “Die Rauber”. Vasiliy Shuysky in V. Solovev’s “Veliky gosudar” (The Grand Sovereign). Shvach in B. Lavrenev’s “Razlom” (The Defeat).

King Oedipus in Sophocles’ “Oedipus Rex”. Leading role in V. Daraseli’s “Kikvidze”. Roles in modem and classical Georgia comedies and in plays by Ostrovsky.

Best productions: S. Sbanshiashvili’s “Arsen”. Sh. Dadiani’s “Iz iskry” (Out of the Spark). V. Solovev’s (“The Grand Sovereign”).

I. Masashvili’s “Potoplennye kamni” (Sunken Stones). Schiller’s “Die Rauber”. A.Korneychuk’s “Bogdan Khmelnitsky” M. Chiaureli and P. Pavlenko’s “Vo imya gryadushchego” (In the Name of the Future): P. Kakabadze’s “Kuznitsa schastya” (The Forge of Happiness).

K. Lordkipanidze’s “Zarya Kolkhidy” (The Dawn of Kolkhida) at L. Meskhishvili State Theater, Kutaisi, 1959, etc.

Politics

Member, Communist Party, since 1939.

Membership

Member, Communist Party, since 1939.