Alexandra Remizova

People’s Artist of the RFAlexandra Isaakovna Remizova was born on 16 May 1903 in Tbilisi, in the family of a doctor. On graduating from Kharkov’s classical school, she studied at the drama studio of the Cinelnikov Theatre under the direction of Vilner.In 1920 she entered Mansurov Studio.She worked at the Vakhtangov Theatre from 1920 till 1989.In the middle 1930s A.I. Remisova, although having showed herself as an intelligent and distinguishing actress, passed on to stage direction.Her first works were performances joint with the other directors: “Floridsdorf” by F. Volf, 1936 (with P. Antokolskiy) and “Dangerous Corner” by J. B. Priestley, 1940 (with A. Goryunov).R.B. Simonov greatly influenced maturing of A.I. Remizova’s director talent.In performances, directed by Alexandra Remizova, played M. Astangov, A. Abrikosov, N. Grizenko, N. Plotnikov, Y. Yakovlev, Y. Borisova and others.Working with different artists (V. Ryndin, V. Dmitriev, Y. Shtoffer, Z. Akhvlediani, I. Rabinovich, M. Vinogradov, Y. Manke, I. Sumbatashvili), Remizova preferred N. Akimov to others, as he was her old friend.A.I. Remizova taught Acting Technique at the Schukin Theatre School, where she staged a number of student performances.She directed such television dramas as:Toupee Artist (jointly with L. Fedotov, cast — the Vakhtangov Theatre actors)A Man is Going AheadGrandmother’s novelIn the early 1980s A.I. Remizova rehearsed G. Hauptmann’s play “The Reconciliation” ath Vakhtangov Theatre, but the performance was not released.One of her last works was staging of G. Yagdfeld’s play “Key of Dreams” on the Vakhtangov Theatre Small Stage (1985).Alexandra Ivanovna Remizova died on 20 November 1989.

Guest (The Miracle of Saint Antony, 1921)
Guest (The Marriage, 1921)
Zelima (Princess Turandot, 1922)
Pericholla (Comedies of Merimee, 1924)
Varya (Lev Gurych Cinichkin, 1924)
3rd irresponsible lady (Zoyka’s Apartment, 1928)
Zinochka (Conspiracy of Feelings, 1929)
Marya Tokarchuk (The Intervention, 1933)
Koralli (The Human Comedy, 1934)

Her first works were performances joint with the other directors: “Floridsdorf” by F. Volf, 1936 (with P. Antokolskiy) and “Dangerous Corner” by J. B. Priestley, 1940 (with A. Goryunov).
During the War A.I. Remizova was a director of the Vakhtangov Theatre frontline branch, with which (and with soldiers of the 1st Ukrainian Front) she went from Stalingrad to Berlin.
At the Vakhtangov Theatre frontline branch she staged:
Honeymoon Trip, 1942
Our reporter (with Gabovich and A. Orochko), 1942
Welcome!, 1943
Somewhere in Moscow (with Gabovich), 1944
After the War she staged:
Come to Zvonkovoye, 1947
All My Sons, 1948
Les Mis?rables, 1950
These Days, 1952, European Chronicle, 1953(both directed jointly with R. Simonov)
At the Golden Bottom, 1955
Alone, 1956
The Idiot, 1958
The Play Without a Title, 1960
The Black Birds, 1962
The Iron Angel, 1963
My mocking happiness, 1965
The Millionaire, 1964
Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man, 1968
Before Dawn, 1941 and 1954
Key of Dreams, 1985

The Leningrad Comedy Theatre:
In a Busy Place, 1944
O druziyah-tovarischah, 1947(both jointly with N. Akimov)
Dear Liar, 1961 (with Y. Yunger as Stella Patrick Campbell)
Playing with Cat, 1973
In the late 1940s Remizova was planned to stage Y. Shvarts’ play “One Year” at the Comedy Theatre, but it failed to be realized.