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Stefania Mikhailovna Stanyuta Edit Profile

Stephaniya, Stefaniya Staniuta, Staniouta

Actress

An outstanding actress, the legend of the Belarusian stage. She is mostly known for her role of Daria in the movie "Farewell." She emerged on the scene till the end of her life, up to 95 years. She is called a charm of Kupala Theater.

Background

She was born in Minsk in the family of the famous Belarusian artist Mikhail P. Staniuta.

Education

She studied at Parochial School.

Career

From 1921

to 1926 Stanyuta studied at the Belarusian Drama

Studio in Moscow, where she played successfully

the central roles in graduation performances: Venus

in the folk drama Tsar Maximilian, Titania in A

Midsummer Night’s Dream by W. Shakespeare,

Psyche in Eros and Psyche by E.Zhulausky. Her

stage career was successful also in the first years of

her work at Vitsebsk theatre. However, in 1931

Stanyuta left the Second Belarusian Theatre and

joined the First Belarusian Theatre in Minsk. During

ten years there, she played several parts of young

heroines.

The real renaissance in S.Stanyuta’s career as an

actress started in 1965 when she played the role of

Granny in the play Myself, Granny, Iliko and

Illarion by N. Dumbadze and R. Lordkipanidze. S.

Stanyuta at the age of 60 started an actually new,

much richer, and brighter life on the stage.

The actress became in great demand in

cinematography; she acted at the same time in several

films. She created impressive images in the pictures

Rodnaya sprava (One’s Own Cause), Pamyat’ zyamli

(Memory of the Land), Tryvozhny mesyac verasen

(Uneasy Month of September), Razvitanne

(Farewell), Beliya rosy, Chuzhaya bac’kaushchyna

(Alien Fatherland), Mama, ya zhyvy (Mother, I

am Alive) and others. She often appeared in radio

and television prgrammes.

At the Ya.Kupala Belarusian Academic Theatre,

S.Stanyuta played the parts of Marylya in

Raskidanae gnyazdo (The Ruined Nest) by

Ya.Kupala, Aryna Radzivonauna in Verachka by

A.Makayonak, Giza in Hulnya z koshkay (Playing

with a Cat) by I.Erken, Mod in Harold and Mod

by K.Higgins , Kargota in Try Ivany – try braty

(Three Ivans – Three Brothers) by A.Volsky.

Since 1932 and until the end of her life Stefania Stanyuta worked at Yanka Kupala Belarusian Drama Theater Yanka Kupala in Minsk. She played about 200 roles. She started acting in movies in 1958.

Works

  • role in film

    • Krasnye list'ja

      1958
    • Schast'e nado berech'

      1958
    • — Chasy ostanovilis' v polnoch'

      1958
    • Strogaja zhenshhina

      1959
    • Pervye ispytanija

      1961
    • — Zvezda na prjazhke

      1962
    • Pis'ma k zhivym

      1964
    • Idu iskat'

      1966
    • Dom i hozjain

      1967
    • Ja, Francisk Skorina…

      1969
    • Pjatjorka otvazhnyh

      1970
    • Zapros

      1971
    • Mogila l'va

      1971
    • — I smeh, i beda

      1973
    • Tjoshha

      1973
    • — Velikoe protivostojanie

      1974
    • My — hlopcy zhivuchie

      1974
    • — Prikljuchenija v gorode, kotorogo net

      1974
    • Voskresnaja noch'

      1974
    • — Pamjat' zemli

      1976
    • Trevozhnyj mesjac veresen'

      1976
    • Vremja vybralo nas

      1978
    • — Vospominanie...

      1977
    • Pro Krasnuju Shapochku

      1977
    • Pogovorim brat...

      1978
    • Torgovka i pojet

      1978
    • Rodnoe delo

      1979
    • Atlanty i kariatidy

      1980
    • Voz'mu tvoju bol'

      1980
    • Polovod'e

      1980
    • Tret'ego ne dano

      1980
    • Edinstvennye muzhchina

      1981
    • Zatish'e

      1981
    • Olen'ja ohota

      1981
    • O tebe

      1981
    • Ljudi na bolote

      1981
    • Proshhanie

      1981
    • Rodnik

      1981
    • Zhivaja raduga

      1982
    • Chuzhaja votchina

      1982
    • Belye rosy

      1983
    • Plyvi, korablik…

      1983
    • Neizvestnyj soldat

      1983
    • Otrjad

      1984
    • Radunica

      1984
    • Chto u Sen'ki bylo

      1984
    • Mama, ja zhiv

      1985
    • Poklonis' do zemli

      1985
    • Ne hodite, devki, zamuzh

      1985
    • Jekzamen na direktora

      1985
    • Ne zabud'te vykljuchit' televizor

      1986
    • Neterpenie dushi

      1987
    • Mudromer

      1988
    • Plach perepjolki

      1990
    • Hochu sdelat' priznanie

      1989
    • Strasti po Avdeju

      1990
    • Car' Ivan Groznyj

      1991
    • Cena golovy

      1992
    • Istoki

      1993
    • Leto ljubvi

      1994
    • Igra voobrazhenija

      1995
    • Kurortnyj roman

      2000
  • Roles in theatre plays

    • «Волки и овцы» by Ostrovsky

      1936
    • «Соловей» by Z. Byadulya

      1937
    • — «Кто смеётся последним» by K.Krapiva

      1939
    • «Примаки» by Kupala

      1944
    • «Разорённое гнездо» by Kupala

      1944
    • «День чудесных обманов» («Дуэнья») by R. Sheridan

      1948
    • «Особняк в переулке» by brothers Tur

      1948
    • «Соловей» by Z. Byadulya

      1956
    • «Госпожа министерша» by Nusic

      1956
    • «Русские люди» by K. Simonov

      1963
    • «Поздняя любовь» by Ostrovsky

    • «Я, бабушка, Илико и Илларион» by N. Dumbadze

    • «Простая девушка» by Gubarevich

    • «Плач перепёлки» by Chigrinov

    • «Люди на болоте» by Melezh

    • «Верочка» by Makayonak

    • «Три Ивана — три брата» by A. Volsky

    • «Скупой» by Moliere

    • «Глупая для других, умная для себя» by Lope de Vega

    • Двери хлопают» by M. Fermo

    • «Гарольд и Мод» by K. Higgins

    • «Молодая гвардия» by Fadeev

    • «Машенька» by Afinogenov

    • «Ромео и Джульетта» by Shakespeare

    • «Заговор обречённых» by N.Virta

    • «Дочь прокурора» by Janowski

    • «Страсти по Авдею» by Butromeev

    • «Семья» by Popov

    • «Кремлёвские куранты» by Pogodin

    • «Последняя жертва» by Ostrovsky

Personality

At retrospective art exhibitions, one can often

see The Portrait of a Daughter, a very impressive

image of a young girl in a blue dress, with very

long plaits, looking into the distance. This is how

the famous artist Mikhail Stanyuta depicted his

eighteen-year old daughter Stefaniya on canvas.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Hand-made (in particular, making jewelry out of natural materials). She shared her skills in this type of art with members of the club "Nature and Fantasy" which has been uniting enthusiasts up to this day. About forty masterpieces made by the great actress are being kept here.