Azerbaijan State Russian Samed Vurgun Drama Theatre, Baku

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The Azerbaijan State Academic Drama Theatre (Azərbaycan Akademik Milli Dram Teatrı) is an academic theatre of drama in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The theatre has its origins in national holidays and dances. Elements of theatricality were contained in many kinds of national creativity accompanying national festivities, traditional holidays and other occasions. On 10 March 1873, under the guidance of Hasan bey Zardabi and with the participation of students of the Real School of Baku, a performance was held – M.F.Akhundov’s "Vizier of Lankaran khanate" comedy was showas heldwn. The professional Azerbaijani theatre was originated after this very performance. In 1919, separated troupes joined up and the theatre acquired the state recognition.
Then Azerbaijan Dramatic Theatre had different names in different years-"State Theatre", "United State Theatre", "Azerbaijani Turkic Drama Theatre" and others. Through 1923-1933, the theatre was named after Dadash Bunyatzade, but in 1933-1991, it was named afterMeshadi Azizbekov. In 1991, the theatre was renamed to the "Azerbaijan State Academic Drama Theatre".
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  • according to the city it is one of the best theatres, that is always host the theatres from other countries/cities with interesting performance and godd actors play.  more »
  • It is a nice, cozy venue to see plays in Russian. The actors are very engaging. The sound isn't quite so good, but it didn't deter too much from the performance. The ticket prices are reasonable, as well. I saw the Brothers Karamazov there and enjoyed it quite thoroughly. It did start a bit behind schedule, however.
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