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""Around the Corner", the Amateur People Theatre

Subject / Art/Music, theatre

“ZA UGLOM” (“ROUND THE CORNER”), popular theatre (1, 25 October avn.,Gatchina Town). Amateur theatre at Gatchina Town Centre of Social and Cultural Activities was founded in 1930. In 1961 the theatre acquired a status of a popular theatre. In 1989 it got its present name. Up to 1989 a creative director of the theatre was Rytov S.A., from 1989 – a production director is Shmakova T.A. The theatre is a member of International Association of Amateur Theatres (from 1994). Its repertoire includes: “Lubov” (“Love”) (Shizgall M.), “Peterburgskiye Snovideniya” (“St.Petersburg Dreams”) and “Zhenitba” (“Marriage”) (Gogol N.V.), “Dyadya Vanya” (“Uncle Vanya”) and “Ne Tolko Predlozheniye” (“Not Only a Proposal”) (Chekhov A.P.), “Lubovnik” (“Lover”) (Pinter G.), “Postup Golubey” (“Doves’ Step”) (Anderson R.), “… Chto Ugodno” (“… What You Will”) (based on W.Shakespear’s “ Twelfth Night ”), “Talanty I Poklonniky” (“Talents and Admirers”) (Ostrovsky A.N.), etc. The theatre took part in the VII International Festival of amateur theatres in Germany (1995), in the International Festival “Ekho-97” (“Echo-97”) (Lithuania), in St.Petersburg Festival “Rozhdesvensky Parad” (“Christmas Parade”) and many other festivals. Many times the theatre became a prize winner of the Leningrad Oblast Festival “Teatralnaya Vesna” (“Theatre Spring”). It is an initiator and organizer of the International Festival of amateur theatres “Avangard I Traditsiy” (“Vanguard and Traditions”) annually held in Gatchina Town since 2000. In 2001 the theatre acquired a status of experimental theatre, it houses several theatrical groups: a professional company, an amateur group and a studio with annual admission.

Illarionova, Irina Nikolayevna

Anderson, Robert
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Gogol, Nikolay Vasilyevich
Ostrovsky, Aleksandr Nikolayevich
Pinter, Harold
Rytov, S.A.
Shakespeare, William
Shizgal, Merrey
Shmakova, Tamara Alekseyevna

Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Gatchina Town/25 Oktyabrya Prospekt (25 October Prospekt)

Театр-студия «За углом» // Информационный сборник ЛОМЦК и И. 2002. № 10, 36-37
Театр-студия "За углом". URL:, 36-37

Subject Index
"Avant-Garde and Traditions", a theatre festival
"The Theatre spring", an oblast festival

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