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Vsevolod Meyerhold

1874 - 1940

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Vsevolod Emilyevich Meyerhold (Russian: Всеволод Эмильевич Мейерхольд, romanized: Vsévolod Èmíl'evič Mejerchól'd; born German: Karl Kasimir Theodor Meyerhold; 9 February [O.S. 28 January] 1874 – 2 February 1940) was a Russian and Soviet theatre director, actor and theatrical producer of German descent. His provocative experiments dealing with physical being and symbolism in an unconventional theatre setting made him one of the seminal forces in modern international theatre. During the Great Purge, Meyerhold was arrested in June 1939. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vsevolod Meyerhold has received more than 457,562 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Vsevolod Meyerhold is the 137th most popular film director (up from 2,701st in 2019), the 293rd most popular biography from Russia (down from 268th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Russian Film Director.

Vsevolod Meyerhold was a Russian theater director and theorist who was most famous for his biomechanics, which is a system of physical training that he developed for actors.

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Among film directors, Vsevolod Meyerhold ranks 137 out of 1,581Before him are Moustapha Akkad, René Clément, Claude Lelouch, D. W. Griffith, István Szabó, and Andrei Konchalovsky. After him are Kim Ki-duk, Josef von Sternberg, Joel Schumacher, Lasse Hallström, Blake Edwards, and Jacques Demy.

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Among people born in 1874, Vsevolod Meyerhold ranks 33Before him are Gustav Holst, Konstantin Päts, Karl Kraus, Antanas Smetona, Inessa Armand, and Reinhold Glière. After him are Josef Suk, Abbas II of Egypt, Auguste Perret, Joseph Erlanger, Prince Jean, Duke of Guise, and John D. Rockefeller Jr.. Among people deceased in 1940, Vsevolod Meyerhold ranks 26Before him are Spyridon Louis, Italo Balbo, Verner von Heidenstam, Ze'ev Jabotinsky, John Buchan, and Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse. After him are Arthur Harden, Lluís Companys, Eugène Dubois, Kyösti Kallio, Katharina Schratt, and Frederick Cook.

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Among people born in Russia, Vsevolod Meyerhold ranks 293 out of 3,262Before him are Mikhail Khodorkovsky (1963), Natalya Naryshkina (1651), Nikolay Basov (1922), Fyodor Tyutchev (1803), Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia (1875), and Andrei Konchalovsky (1937). After him are Dmitry of Uglich (1582), Nikolai Kondratiev (1892), Feodor Chaliapin (1873), Andrey Markov (1856), Viktor Vasnetsov (1848), and Ferdinand von Wrangel (1797).


Among film directors born in Russia, Vsevolod Meyerhold ranks 4Before him are Andrei Tarkovsky (1932), Konstantin Stanislavski (1863), and Andrei Konchalovsky (1937). After him are Nikita Mikhalkov (1945), Vsevolod Pudovkin (1893), Lev Kuleshov (1899), Leonid Gaidai (1923), Eldar Ryazanov (1927), Elem Klimov (1933), Ladislas Starevich (1882), and Yuri Norstein (1941).