Oleg Yefremov is one of the brightest representatives of a bygone generation of theater directors.
There are no Tovstonogov, Efros, Goncharov - those who created their aesthetics of the theater.
Efremov is one of them.
He was a man and an actor of rare talent and special charm and a director who created the Sovremennik Theater.
He was very keen on time and could express it in his performances, he was a born leader, and his actors and the whole team were like-minded.
His performances always contained a protest, they were always opposed to the existing order.
Oleg Nikolaevich lived a difficult life, and the end of it was tragic.
In May 2000 he was no more - and the Theater of Efremov ended, as it should have happened, because it was the author's theater.
But to create something new where he was, neither the Moscow Art Theater nor the "Contemporary" has so far succeeded ...
The program includes excerpts of performances "Forever Living", "Decembrists", "Dulcinea Tobosskaya", "Boris Godunov", films "War and Peace" (1965-1967, director SF Bondarchuk), "Beware of the car" (1966, director E.A. Ryazanov), "Alive and the dead" (1964, directed by A.B. Stolper), "The deer King" (1969, director P.O. .
Arsenov), "Running" (1970, directors AA Alov, VN Naumov); There are amateur recordings of theater meetings of different years.
Efremov ON - actor, director, theatrical teacher, People's Artist of the USSR, Hero of Socialist Labor. Evstigneev E.A. - actor of theater and cinema, Honored Artist of the RSFSR, People's Artist of the RSFSR, People's Artist of the USSR. Smoktunovsky IM - actor of theater and cinema, People's Artist of the USSR, Hero of Socialist Labor. Tabakov OP - actor and director of the theater and cinema, teacher, People's Artist of the USSR, artistic director of the Moscow Art Theater named after AP Chekhov, founder of the theater "Tabakerka". Yursky S.Yu. - actor and director of the theater and cinema, People's Artist of the RSFSR. Borisov O.I. (AI) - actor of theater and cinema, master of artistic expression, People's Artist of the USSR, Honored Artist of the Ukrainian SSR. Kalyagin AA - actor and director of the theater and cinema, Honored Artist of the RSFSR, People's Artist of the RSFSR.