In this post, we will see the book Notes Of A Soviet Actor by N. Cherkasov.
About the book
Nikolai Cherkasov, People’s Artist of the USSR, gives an account of his life as an actor, and aspects of the acting profession. This is an unusual autobiography in that it is of a Soviet actor whose career was entirely within the Soviet era. Cherkasov has been a major actor in both film and the stage, since the 1920’s. His last role discussed in this book was when he played Mayakovsky in The New Mayakovsky.
Translated from the Russian by G. Ivanov-Mumjiev and S. Rosenberg
Designed by Y. Rakuzin
The book was published in by Foreign Languages Publishing House in 1960s.
You can get the book here.
Credits to DLI for the original scan.
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THE BEGINNING 7
At School 28
In Search of a Hero 42
ON THE STAGE AND SCREEN 71
The Actor and the Playwright 78
The Actor and the Director 88
The Actor and the Role 109
The Stage Actor’s Technique 133
The Actor and the Make-Up Artist 154
The Screen Actor’s Technique 162
The Actor and the Cameraman 172
On the Set 178
The Actor and the Public 194
PLAYING MAYAKOVSKY 203