Theoretician, historian, and researcher of theatre arts.
Graduated from the pedagogical institute in the city of Gorky in 1966 and immediately started working as the literary manager for the Gorky Theatre for Young Audiences. Simultaneously, he started working as a theatre critic and historian. In 1975 he was invited to Moscow to run the literary department of the Central Academic Theatre of the Soviet Army. From 1980 onwards, he has been at the Art Theatre, at first as the director of the literary department, and then as the associate artistic director. From 1987, he was the pro-rector for studies at School-Studio MXAT , and from 2000-2013, the rector of the institute. In June 2013, he became the President of School-Studio MXAT. A.M. Smelyanskiy is the author of many books and articles on Russian theatre, one of the first researchers of M.A. Bulgakov’s work, and the founder of the publishing house “Moscow Art Theatre.” Among the books written by him: “Mikhail Bulgakov in the Art Theatre” (1986; in 1994, the book was released in English under the title, "Is Comrade Bulgakow Dead?”[London. Methuen. New York. Routledge]); “Our Interlocutors,” “I Want To Understand You,” “The Order of Words,” “Oleg Efremov: About Theatre and About Himself,” “Given Circumstances,” and “The Russian Theatre After Stalin” (Cambridge University Press). In 2003, a two-volume selected works of A.M. Smelyanskiy was released: the first volume was entitled “Interjections of Time,” and the second, “Passing Nature.” In 2012, the book “Passing Nature. Voice from the Zeroes” was released.
Anatoly Mironevich is the editor of a new collection of K.S. Stanislavskiy’s essays in 9 volumes. Under his editorship, a two-volume edition, “Moscow Art Theatre: 100 Years,” the book “MXAT The Second: Experience in the Reconstruction of a Biography,” and numerous other books were released.