Glikeriya Fedotova

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Glikeriya Fedotova

Glikeriya Nikolaevna Fedotova (Russian: Гликерия Николаевна Федотова, née Pozdnyakova, Позднякова, 22 May 1846, Oryol, Russian Empire – 27 February 1925, Moscow, USSR) was a Russian actress associated with Moscow's Maly Theatre, honoured with the titles Meritorious Artist of the Imperial Theatres, People's Artist of the Republic (1924) and Hero of Labour (1924). She was also a personal friend and teacher of Constantin Stanislavski.[1]

Of the 29 parts Fedotova had in Alexander Ostrovsky's plays, at least two (Snegurochka, Vasilissa Melentyevna) have been written specifically for her by the author. The part of Katerina in The Storm was hers for 35 years, from 1863 onwards. In 1880s Stanislavsky invited Fedotova to teach drama at the Art and Literature Society; the most famous of her students there was Alexandra Yablochkina.[2]


  1. ^ Федотова, Гликерия Николаевна at the Great Soviet Encyclopedia. 1969-1978.
  2. ^ Гликерия Федотова at the Кругосвет / Krugosvet (Around the World) Online Encyclopedia.