Rybakov Yuri

Rybakov Yuri

Theatre critic and pedagogue. Born in Moscow on 21 November, 1931. In 1953, he graduated from the theatre criticism faculty at GITIS (from the course of P.A. Markov). In 1954, he worked as the literary manager of the Karl Marx Theatre in Saratov. In 1958, he worked for the journal “Theatre,” whose editor-in-chief at the time was V.F. Pimenov. In 1960, he was named the associate editor-in-chief of that journal. In the beginning of the 1960s, he was an instructor in the ideological department of the Central Committee. From 1965-1969, he served as the editor-in-chief of “Theatre.” The “sixties generation” was raised on that journal’s materials under Rybakov’s direction. From 1969 to 2000, he worked in the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute for Art Studies. In the 1970s, he was closely connected with cinematography: in 1973, he was the editor-in-chief of the subject group “Goskino USSR,” and in 1974, he was the advisor to the chairman of Goskino. In 1986 he became the editor-in-chief of the journal “Soviet Screen.” More than 100 articles on the problems of theatre, production reviews, and other subjects were written by Rybakov. For a long time he led a seminar on criticism at the Russian Academy of Theatre Art (RATI). Rybakov wrote books on the history of theatre, among which are included: “Soviet Theatre" (1976, translated into English, German, and Spanish); “Theatre, Time, and the Director” (1975); “Theatre and Time” (1976); "G.A. Tovstonogov: The Problems of the Director” (1977); “The Paint of Life and the Stage” (1978); “Faces of the Theatre” (1980). He is the author of the text in the anniversary album of the Vakhtangov Theatre, “Fifty Seasons: 1921-1971” (1971). In 2000, Rybakov was awarded the honor “Distinguish Person in the Arts of the Russian Federation.” 

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