Evstignei Afinogenovich Mirovich
Mirovich, Evstignei Afinogenovich
(pseudonym of E. A. Dunaev). Born July 29 (Aug. 10), 1878, in St. Petersburg; died Feb. 16, 1952, in Minsk. Soviet Byelorussian actor, stage director, and playwright. People’s Artist of the Byelorussian SSR (1940).
Having completed F. Volkov’s drama courses in St. Petersburg, Mirovich began his career as an actor in 1900 and as a playwright in 1906. From 1921 to 1931 and from 1941 to 1945 he directed the Byelorussian First State Drama Theater in Minsk (now the la. Kupala Theater). He staged an adaptation of Furmanov’s The Mutiny (1927), Romanovich’s The Bridge (1929), and Kobets’ Guta (1930), as well as his own plays Masheka (1923), Kastus’ Kalinovskii (1923), Blacksmith-VoevodaWIS), and The Career of Comrade Bryzgalin (1925).
Mirovich organized the first kolkhoz and sovkhoz theater of the Byelorussian SSR in Gomel (1935) and was the artistic and stage director of several other collectives, where he staged an adaptation of N. A. Ostrovskii’s How the Steel Was Tempered (1937) and Vol’skii’s The Miraculous Pipe (1939). In 1945 he was appointed the artistic director, the chairman of the subdepartment of acting, and a professor at the Byelorussian Theater Institute. Mirovich was awarded three orders.