30 June 1989
The death of Rostislav Plyatt
Plyatt’s colleague Sergei Yurski called this actor’s talent voluminous and all-encompassing: a comic, and a neurotic, a romantic, and a tragedian – one need but recall his part in the production of “The Rest Is Silence”. Rostislav Plyatt gave the Mossovet Theatre over forty years. Unfortunately, several years before his death, he broke his hip and could never fully recover. At the theatre they came up with mise-en-scenes for him where he could stay seated, they even offered to create a production where his character would move around in a wheelchair, but Plyatt refused. Gradually it became too difficult for him to go on stage and he turned down all of his parts. And soon after he passed away at the age of 80.