Osip Basov

Meritorious Artist of the RF Osip Nikolayevich Basov was born on 14  November 1892. In 1918  he entered Mamonov’s  Studio. In 1919  he changed to Yevgeniy Vakhtangov’s Studio.He worked at the Vakhtangov Theatre from 1919  till  1934.Basov’s first roles were played under direction of  Yevgeniy Vakgtangov: Captain Revunov-Karaulov  (“The Marriage” by  Chekhov, 1920),  Gustave  (“The Miracle of St. Antony”  by  Meterlink, 1921),  Altoum  (“Princess Turandot”  by Gozzi, 1922).Later on Basov played a number of character roles, mostly comic. His major artistic role was Dostigaev  (“Yegor Bulychov and Others”, 1932 and “Dostigaev and Others”, 1933) in  the performances, directed by Boris Zakhava.Osip Basov was one of the most vivid representatives of  Vakhtangov’s school, and in his art the accuracy and expressiveness of the role’s external pattern was defined by the deep honesty of  feelings, natural truthfulness, and clear social characteristics of  the image. Having ability of apt observation, gentle sense of  humour, sincerity, Basov could find various means and colours to outline his characters.Osip Basov was also a director and teacher.In 1930  he headed the Moscow Modern Theatre.

Osip Nikolayevich Basov died on 10 October 1934.

Captain Revunov-Karaulov (The Marriage), 1920
Gustave (The Miracle of St. Antony), 1921
Altoum (Princess Turandot), 1922
Podkolyosin (Marriage), 1924
Prince Vetrinskiy (Lev Gurych Sinichkin), 1924
Fedot (Virineya), 1925
Louis XIII (Marion Delorme), 1926
Panteley Chmelyov (Badgers), 1927
Dostigaev (Dostigaev and Others), 1933
Dostigaev (Yegor Bukychov and Others), 1932
Miller (Intrigue and Love), 1930

“Intrigue and Love” by Friedrich Schiller (1930), together with P. Antokolskiy and B. Zakhava
“The Pace” by Nikolay Pogodin (1930), together with A. Orochko, B. Schukin and K. Mironov
“The Road of Flowers” by Valentin Kataev (1934), together with Joseph Rapoport
He also took part in staging “Lev Gurych Sinichkin” (1924) and “Yegor Bulychov and Others” (1932).