Viktor Simov

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Viktor Andreievich Simov (1858–1935) was a Russian painter and scenographer who pioneered the use of Naturalistic settings. After having worked for Savva Mamontov's Private Opera Theatre, on 1 May 1898 Simov became the principal designer of Stanislavski and Nemirovich's newly formed Moscow Art Theatre.[1] Simov first met Stanislavski in autumn 1896.[1]


  1. ^ a b Benedetti (1999, 67).


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