the exhibition presents about hundreds of little-known archival footage, original postcards and rare exhibits that recreate the age-old chronicle of the Kupala theatre how varied the building and the repertoire of the troupe at different times and as kopilovtsi were given a tour of the front during the evacuation in Tomsk. In Tomsk in 1944, the legendary premiere of the play “Pavlinka”, although the play by Yanka Kupala more than 100 years.
Belarusian actors first arrived in Tomsk in 1941, at the beginning of the great Patriotic war. From a tour in Odessa they had to go home to Minsk, who was captured by the Nazis, and in distant Siberia. With him was not any belongings, no money, no reserves. Only what is in the suitcases, gathered in the road. In Tomsk were adopted by city theatre (now in this building the theatre) and given the opportunity to play private performances.
the city of Tomsk in the years of the great Patriotic war was one of the industrial centers, where dozens of evacuated Soviet factories. This also was taken from the front of the seriously wounded for treatment and rehabilitation. Here, in the rear, had front labor and cultural. People were drawn to art and the Belarusian theatre drums were restored to their performances – even before the war, to enjoy success in Minsk.
Over the years in the evacuation of 11 performances were translated from the Belarusian language and delivered 14 new. More than 800 times the actors came on stage, their play was watched over 700 thousand people.
In 1942, in the Tomsk came the news of the tragic death of Yanka Kupala, it was then that the troupe was asked to give the team the name of the poet and the idea to show Siberians cheerful, sparkling “Pavlinka” staged by Director Lev Litvinov, which has always been a hallmark of the theater.
Because in those years very appreciated song, Pavlinka on the Siberian stage began to sing. The first performer of the role of Raisa Kotelnikovo was a beautiful voice.
remain Virtually unchanged and scenery, created by artist Boris Malkin in 1943, their updating, by following the layout that is stored in the Minsk Museum of history of theatrical and musical culture of Belarus.
In 1972 on “Belarusfilm” was filmed “After the fair”, which Pavlinka played St. Petersburg singer Lyudmila Senchina.
– Every photo, every picture, every thing is a memorial, any historical artifact, said at the opening of the exhibition Director of the National history Museum of Belarus Pavel Zapoteco – represent an era in the cultural life of our country. But the most important thing is that the actors, Directors, stage managers was based on the wonderful material that the Belarusian reality – 100 years ago and now. Such reflection on the theatrical language of our Belarusian life, our reality is a great achievement. It is made with amazing taste and absolutely immense talent of all of those unique personalities that have been associated with the current theatre of Yanka Kupala.
the exhibition features not only exhibits from the Museum funds, but also from the national archives. To get acquainted with the history of the Kupala theatre in a month’s time.