Fedortseva, Sofiia

Image - Sofiia Fedortseva, Les Kurbas, and Mykola Kulish (1933).

Fedortseva, Sofiia [Fedorceva, Sofija] (birth name Sabat), b 8 March 1900 in the village of Pomoniatyna, Rohatyn county, Galicia, d 15 June 1988 in Lviv. (Photo: Sofiia Fedortseva.) Dramatic actress of the tragic-heroic tradition and a master of the art of dramatic reading. Fedortseva began her career in 1923, performing dramatic readings in Lviv and other Western Ukrainian centers, and joined the Berezil theater in Kharkiv in 1927. After Berezil was reorganized into the Kharkiv Ukrainian Drama Theater in 1935, she remained to work with this theater until 1960. She has played leading roles in plays by Ivan Mykytenko, Ivan Kocherha, Marko Kropyvnytsky, M. Gorky, Oleksander Korniichuk, and others. Fedortseva performed on radio and in concerts as a dramatic reader and acted in motion pictures. A monograph about her by P. Omelianovska-Chorna appeared in Kyiv in 1971.

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