Pavel Antokolsky

Pavel Grigoryevich Antokolsky (Russian: Па́вел Григо́рьевич Антоко́льский, IPA: [ˈpavʲɪl ɡrʲɪˈɡorʲjɪvʲɪtɕ ɐntɐˈkolʲskʲɪj] (About this soundlisten); 1 July 1896, St. Petersburg, Russia – 9 October 1978, Moscow, USSR) was a Russian poet and theatre director. His father was a nephew of sculptor Mark Antokolsky.

Pavel Antokolsky
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BornPavel Grigoryevich Antokolsky
(1896-07-01)1 July 1896
St. Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died9 October 1978(1978-10-09) (aged 82)
Moscow, USSR
Occupationpoet
NationalityRussian

In the 1930s, Antokolsky worked as a director in the Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow. During World War II, he ran a front theatre and was awarded a Stalin Prize for a long poem about the Germans killing his son. After the war, he managed a theatre in Tomsk. His poem, "All we who in his name..." was written in 1956, the year of Nikita Khrushchev's "secret speech" condemning Stalinism, and widely circulated among student groups in the 1950s.

Among other works, Pavel Antokolsky translated in Russian Le Dernier jour d'un condamne and Le roi s'amuse, by Victor Hugo.

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