Alexander Yuzhin

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Alexander Yuzhin as Famusov in Woe from Wit by Aleksandr Griboyedov, Malyi Theatre, 1915
Alexander Yuzhin

Alexander Ivanovich Yuzhin (1857-1927) was a stage name of the Georgian Prince Sumbatov (Sumbatashvili), who dominated the Malyi Theatre of Moscow at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. He was best known for the Romantical parts in the dramas by Schiller and Victor Hugo but also penned a number of plays himself. Yuzhin lived on to become one of the first "People's Artists of the Republic" in 1922.

He was a freemason. Initiated to February 17, 1908 in the masonic lodge "Renaissance" (Grand Orient of France).[1][2]


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  2. ^ Серков А. И. Русское масонство. 1731—2000 гг. Энциклопедический словарь. М.: Российская политическая энциклопедия, 2001. 1224 с.