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4 August 2016

The death of Zinaida Sharko

Sharko called her work at the BDT under Georgy Tovstonogov thirty-three years of happiness. He took her into his theatre as soon as he became theatre director, and Sharko remained one of the leading actresses at the BDT until his death. She was the one who played the part of Tamara in the very first production of Alexander Volodin’s play “Five Evenings”. The playwright himself admitted after the premiere that the actress discovered in her character a depth that had been unknown to him. Sharko’s final role on the stage of the BDT was that of Erszebet Orban in the production “Catsplay” that was renewed for the actress’s 80th birthday. She continued to go on stage virtually until her death (and she died at the age of 87), including combination productions.

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