> Premiere of the play “The House on the Embankment” at Taganka Theatre
12 June 1980
Premiere of the play “The House on the Embankment” at Taganka Theatre
The story written by Yuri Trifonov was written four years earlier; at the request of Yuri Lyubimov, the author made it into a play. When the director was asked why he took on this production he answered: “You have to study your history, if you wish to remain a great nation ... This is the story of my generation. I felt like doing it.” Four years later, the play was taken off the repertoire for censorship reasons. Only two years later, the production was allowed to return to the stage.