Simonov, Evgenii Rubenovich
Born June 21, 1925, in Moscow. Soviet stage director. People’s Artist of the USSR (1975). Son of R. N. Simonov.
Simonov graduated from the Shchukin Theatrical School in 1947. That same year he became assistant director of the Va-khtangov Theater, later becoming a director there and, in 1968, the theater’s principal director. From 1962 to 1968 he was also principal director at the Malyi Theater. Simonov’s productions at the Vakhtangov Theater have included De Filippo’s Filumena Marturano (1956), Arbuzov’s Irkutsk Story (1959), Korneichuk’s The Heart’s Remembrance (1970), Pogodin’s Man With a Gun (1970), Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra (1971), Veitsler and Misharin’s All Day Long (1974), and Korneichuk’s The Front (1975). Among his productions at the Malyi Theater were Griboedov’s Woe From Wit (1963) and Marshak’s Clever Things (1968).
Simonov has taught at the Shchukin Theatrical School since 1947. He wrote the plays Aleksei Berezhnoi (1962, Vakhtangov Theater) and John Reed (1967, Malyi Theater). Simonov has been awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor and a medal.