Viktor Simov

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Viktor Andreievich Simov (1858–1935) was a Russian painter and scenographer who pioneered the use of Naturalistic settings.[1]

After having worked for Savva Mamontov's Private Opera Theatre, Simov became the principal designer of Constantin Stanislavski and Vladimir Nemirovich's newly formed Moscow Art Theatre on 1 May 1898.[2] Simov first met Stanislavski in autumn 1896.[2]


  1. ^ Braun, Edward (1982). "Stanislavsky and Chekhov". The Director and the Stage: From Naturalism to Grotowski. London: Methuen: 59–76. ISBN 0-413-46300-1.
  2. ^ a b Benedetti, Jean (1999). Stanislavski: His Life and Art (Revised ed.). London: Methuen. Original edition published in 1988. ISBN 0-413-52520-1.