Joseph Rapoport

Meritorious Artist of the RF An actor and director Joseph Matveevich Rapoport was born on 22 March 1901 in Oryol.Since 1918 was an actor and one the main organizers of the Shalyapin Studio, where he played: Tellier (“Wolves” by Rollan), the leading role in the “Korolevskiy bradobrey” by Lunacharsky, etc.Joseph Rapoport was a character actor, his artistic works were notable for their sharp and original concept, clear and thoroughly tuned details.Since 1925 J.M. Rapoport started his teaching career.In 1934-41 and 1946-50 he taught at VGIK.In 1942-46 — at the Moscow Operetta Theatre Studio.Since 1950 he was a professor of GITIS (Faculty of Music Directing).Since 1953 he taught at the Schukin Theatre School.Joseph Matveevich Rapoport died on 11 May 1970.

Wise man, Truffaldino (Princess Turandot, 1924)
Napoykin (Lev Gurych Sinichkin, 1924)
Lad (Virineya, 1925)
Uspensky (Razlom, 1927)
Yefim Suteev (Badgers, 1927)
Mgulin (On Blood)
Solomom Shapiro (Conspiracy of Feelings, 1929)
Marshall of the court F. Kalb (Intrigue and Love, 1930)
Rosencrantz (Hamlet, 1932)
Duke de Chaulieu (The Human Comedy, 1934)
Kostya the Captain (The Aristocrats, 1935)
Filka (The Intervention, 1935)
V.I. Lenin (The Man with a Gun, 1938)
Denis Davydov (Field-Marshal Kutuzov, 1940)
Rubinstein (Whom the Time Obey, 1946)

Much Ado About Nothing, 1936
The Road of Flowers, 1934
Guilty without Guilt, 1937
Don Quixote, 1941
The Russian Issue, 1947
Makar Dubrava, 1948

Pepo, 1925 — Armenian Studio, Moscow
Inventor and comedian, 1938; The First Love, 1939; A special task, 1946 — Central Children’s Theatre
Tobacco Captain, 1942; Kholopka, 1945 — Moscow Operetta Theatre