|Born||Pavel Grigoryevich Antokolsky
1 July 1896
St. Petersburg, Russian Empire
|Died||9 October 1978
Pavel Grigoryevich Antokolsky (Russian: Па́вел Григо́рьевич Антоко́льский; IPA: [ˈpavʲɪl ɡrʲɪˈɡorʲjɪvʲɪtɕ ɐntɐˈkolʲskʲɪj] ( listen); 1 July 1896, St. Petersburg, Russia – 9 October 1978, Moscow, USSR) was a Russian poet and theatre director. His father was a nephew of sculptor Mark Antokolsky.
In the 1930s, Antokolsky worked as a director in the Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow. During the WWII, he ran a front theatre and was awarded a Stalin Prize for a long poem about the Germans killing his son. After the war, he managed a theatre in Tomsk. His poem, "All we who in his name..." was written in 1956, the year of Nikita Khrushchev's "secret speech" condemning Stalinism, and widely circulated among student groups in the 1950s.
- Pavel Antokolsky: The Official Web Site (in Russian)
- Collection of Poems by Pavel Antokolsky (English Translations)
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