Kuznetsov, Evgenii Mikhailovich
Born Dec. 22, 1899 (Jan. 3, 1900), in Warsaw; died Mar. 27, 1958, in Moscow. Soviet authority on the theater and critic. Honored Art Worker of the RSFSR (1939). A specialist on the estrada (the variety stage), the circus, and mass folk performances.
In 1928, Kuznetsov became director of the Leningrad Circus Museum. In the 1930’s, 1940’s, and 1950’s he was artistic director of the Leningrad Circus and of the Central Board of the Circuses of the USSR. One of the founders and the first editor in chief of the magazine The Soviet Circus (1957–58), Kuznetsov was also the author of many books on the history of the Soviet and European circuses. He was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.
WORKSArena i liudi sovetskogo tsirka. Leningrad-Moscow, 1947.
I. F. Gorbunov. Moscow, 1947.
Iz proshlogo russkoi estrady. Moscow, 1958.
“Komissar teatrov.” In M. F. Andreeva. Moscow, 1961.
Tsirk: Proiskhozhdenie, razvitie, perspektivy, 2nd ed. Moscow, 1971. (With bibliography.)