Gizzat, Tazi

Gizzat, Tazi Kalimovich


(pseudonym of Gizzatov). Born Sept. 3 (15), 1895, in the village of Varzi-Omga, in present-day Agryz Raion, Tatar ASSR; died Mar. 7, 1955, in Kazan. Soviet Tatar playwright. Honored Art Worker of the RSFSR (1940); Honored Art Worker of the Tatar ASSR (1939). Member of the CPSU from 1942. Born into a peasant family.

Gizzat studied in a Muslim madrasah. His first play, Silver Coin, was produced in 1923. His play The Hireling (1925) was revised in 1928. Gizzat wrote the dramas Bishbuliak (1932; revised 1948), The Spark (1935; Russian translation, 1958), The Torrents (1937), and The Flame (1940), as well as the comedies Glorious Epoch (1936) and Daring Girls (1939). During the Great Patriotic War (1941-45) and in the postwar period Gizzat wrote such plays as The Taimasovs (1941), Sacred Mission (1944), Real Love (1947), and Victim of Egoism (1950-54). He was awarded two orders.


[Gïyzzet, Tazhio] Saylanma p’esalar, vols. 1-3. Kazan, 1954-56.
Dramalar, Komediyalar. Kazan, 1965.
Chatk’ilar. Kazan, 1969.
In Russian translation:
Bashmachki. Kazan, 1953.
Potoki: Dramaticheskaia trilogiia. Kazan, 1954.


Istoriia tatarskoi sovetskoi literatury. Moscow, 1965.
Gïyzzet, B. Dramaturg Tazhi Gïyzzet. Kazan, 1957.