Державин Михаил Степанович  
Фельдмаршал Кутузов (1940)  

 Кутузов - Михаил Державин

Mikhail Derzhavin

People's Artist of the RSFSR, Russian Federation State Prize Laureate
Mikhail S. Derzhavin was born (12) July 25, 1903 in the village Aksinino, Moscow Province.
He  graduated from the school at the theater named after Eugene Vakhtangov in 1927.
He worked in the Theater Eug Vakhtangov from 1924 till 1951year.
As a leading artist of the Theater Vakhtangov, Derzhavin made the focus of his work to reveal the Russian character traits.
He played the role of Kutuzov with great inner strength and charisma ("Fieldmarshal Kutuzov"); thinly sketched details of everyday life and gave a deep and significant way of the national hero of softness, simplicity, humanity.
The best features of his contemporary Derzhavin embodied in the character of Makar Dubrava in the same play by A. Korneichuk.
Mikhail S. Derzhavin died on July 30, 1951.

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