Dolyna, Pavlo

Image - P. Dolyna, O. Yursky, and Les Kurbas in Kurbas's production of F. Grillparzer's Weh dem, der lugt! in Molodyi Teatr (1918). Image - A group of former actors of the Molodyi Teatr in Odesa in 1927. First row (l-r): Y. Shevchenko, P. Dolyna, S. Manuilovych. Second row: O. Dobrovolska, P. Samiilenko, V. Vasylko, A. Smereka, S. Bondarchuk.

Dolyna, Pavlo (Popykov), b 12 November 1888 in Kyiv, d 15 September 1955 in Kyiv. (Photo: Pavlo Dolyna.) Actor, stage and film director. From 1918 to 1927 he was a close collaborator of Les Kurbas in the Molodyi Teatr, Kyidramte, and Berezil theater companies. From 1925 to 1929 he was a director in Odesa with the All-Ukrainian Photo-Cinema Administration; from 1929 to 1940, with the Kyiv Artistic Film Studio; and from 1941 to 1943, with the studio Tekhfilm in Kyiv and Tashkent. His films include Buria (Storm, 1928), Chorni dni (Black Days, 1930), Sviato Uniri (A Feast for Unira, 1932), and several popular educational and technical films. From 1947 to 1955 he was the director of the Kyiv Museum of Theater, Music, and Cinema Arts. He wrote the play Tsari (Tsars), based on the poem by Taras Shevchenko, and several screen plays.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]

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