Vladimir Semyonovich


Vladimir Semyonovich Vysotskiy was an outstanding Soviet poet, singer, talented actor and winner of the USSR State Prize. He is the author of more than 600 poems and songs on various topics, many of which have become an integral part of Russian culture. Born on January 25, 1938 in Moscow into a military family, little Vladimir spent his childhood in a cramped communal apartment. During the Great Patriotic War, he was evacuated to the Orenburg region. At the end of 1949 he returned to Moscow. He entered the Moscow Art Theater School in 1956. V.S. Vysotsky made his debut as an actor and screenwriter in 1959. In 1968. the first record with songs by V.S. Vysotsky from the movie “Vertical” was released, where he also played one of the main roles and gained great fame as an artist. In 1970, he married the actress Marina Vladi, who became his muse. In 1971, V.S. Vysotsky made his debut as Prince Hamlet at the Taganka Theater, and in subsequent years toured with the theater in many countries. The role of Hamlet influenced not only Vysotsky, the artist, but also Vysotsky, the poet. This is how the poem “My Hamlet” appeared, in which the author told about himself and his stage character. Under the influence of Shakespeare’s character, Vysotsky composed “The Song of a Dead Man” and “My Funeral”. Vladimir Vysotsky continued to write on the military topic — during this period, “Black Pea jackets”, “We rotate the Earth”, “The one who did not shoot” appeared. In his works, the author began to turn more often to childhood and youth memories. They formed the basis of the poems “From childhood”, “In infancy, our mothers scared us …”, “The Ballad of childhood”. In the 1970s, Vysotsky appeared in film roles, which, according to critics, were distinguished by the “complex psychology of the game.” Among them is zoologist Nikolai von Koren from the movie “Bad Good Man”. In 1974, thanks to this film, the actor received the prize “For the best actor” at the Italian Festival of Nations. Another significant image in Vysotsky’s career was Gleb Zheglov in the film “The Meeting Place cannot be changed.” In 1987, the artist was posthumously awarded the USSR State Prize for this character. Vysotsky’s last hero in the cinema was Don Guan from “Little Tragedies”. A monument has been erected in memory of the great poet and artist in Moscow.

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