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Famous director Eimuntas Nekrošius passed away
Lithuanian stage director and actor Eimuntas Nekrošius died at age 65, TASS reports. According to his close ones, he's passed away died in hospital in the early hours of Tuesday, November 20, just one day before his 66th birthday.
Arguably the most important Lithuanian theatre and opera director of the second half of the 20th century, Nekrošius obtained a degree in directing from the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS) in Moscow during USSR times. He's actively worked with Russian theaters all his life, putting about 30 plays on stage. Nekrošius has produced many shows based on Russian classical novels, such as Anna Karenina by Tolstoy, Idiot by Dostoevsky, Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. He has even engaged in classical music when he staged The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya opera by Rimsky Korsakov which he's directed in Italy. many other.
“This Nekrošius must be a genius,” an American playwright Arthur Miller once said after seeing some of his performances in 1980s. “I'll be frank - to me it's all the same which play to produce. It's just that each time I'm overtaken by professional venture spirit,” once confessed Nekrošius.
Lithuanian director has been awarded many times with Cross of Commander of the Order of Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas, Europe Theatre Prize for New Theatrical Realities, nternational Stanislavsky Fund Award for valuable contribution to the development of world theatre and many others.
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