Skliarenko, Volodymyr

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Skliarenko, Volodymyr [Скляренко, Володимир; Skljarenko], b 7 June 1907 in Kyiv, d 8 May 1984 in Kyiv. Theater director; pupil of Les Kurbas. He completed study at the Lysenko Music and Drama Institute in Kyiv and worked in Berezil (director's workshop, 1926) until 1933. He was artistic director of the Kharkiv Young Spectator's Theater (1935–44), the Lviv Young Spectator's Theater (1944–7), the Lviv Theater of Opera and Ballet (simultaneously he taught in the Lviv Conservatory, 1947–52), the Kharkiv Theater of Opera and Ballet (1952–4), the Kyiv Operetta Theater (1954–62), and the Kyiv Ukrainian Drama Theater (1962–7). He taught at the Kyiv Institute of Theater Arts (1967–75) and the Kyiv Institute of Culture (1967–84). He produced approx 200 dramas, operas, and operettas, including Mykola Ya. Zarudny's Maryna, Mykola Lysenko's Taras Bul’ba, and Heorhii Maiboroda's Mylana.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]

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