Our whole life is a performance, and the people in it are actors. What is more in this phrase - irony or common sense - you cannot say unequivocally. Depending on the mood, one can agree with this statement. Although a real theatrical performance is often deeper and more meaningful than conflicts in the family or at work. Mark Anatolyevich Zakharov has been directing for many years. He constructs events and relationships between people in order to convey to the audience the meaning of what is happening in the surrounding reality. And he's good at it.
Influence of the environment
The human body, primarily the psyche and digestion, is designed in such a way as to spend as little energy as possible on decision-making. And these very decisions have to be made "a hundred times a day." This is why not every actor makes even a mediocre director.
The performer of the role on stage or on the set does not have to strain his brains - all his actions are spelled out in the script. A completely different burden falls on the director. He needs to think over and give meaning to every gesture, every movement and every line of the actor who is present on the stage. Here one cannot do without the tension of the cerebral convolutions.
However, powerful intelligence is still not enough. The director needs a solid and at the same time plastic character. The biography of Mark Zakharov cannot be copied. His figure is a bright personality, and his demeanor does not fit into generally accepted patterns and frames.
The future theatrical figure was born on October 13, 1933 in a Moscow family. Mark's father taught physical education at school, and his mother taught the basics of skills to children in the drama section. In those days, young people aspired to become pilots, polar explorers, engineers.
At first, the mother did not orient the boy towards an acting career. Moreover, there was some trouble with my father. He was sentenced to three years and expelled from the capital. His wife followed him, and Mark remained in the care of his grandmother. My grandmother had a responsible job - she was in charge of an orphanage. Due to her professional specifics, the grandmother was well versed in child psychology. Despite the emerging difficulties and troubles, the child was taught to feel the sublime and beautiful. Introduced to art. At the age of seven, he first attended the play "Blue Bird", which was staged at the Moscow Art Theater. He really liked being in the puppet theater, which was directed by Sergei Obraztsov.
Works and days
The Zakharovs' family lived in Moscow, and Mark did not have to “go to the field for a plow” to provide himself with food. Having received a certificate of maturity, the young man, after short hesitation, decided to enter GITIS and get an acting education. The mother professionally performed the role of a tutor, and the high school graduate became a student. Without the help of the parent, this might not have happened. Already from the second year, Zakharov began to receive minor roles in performances that were staged in the leading theaters of the capital. In 1955, the certified actor was assigned to the Perm Drama Theater.
It would seem that in the provinces, where there is taiga and frosts, there is no room for creativity. Everything turned out to be exactly the opposite. The young and energetic actor from the capital demonstrates his widest range of possibilities. Mark plays on stage. Writes poetry, scripts and miniatures. Draws scenery and collects them from scrap materials. He could become a middling carpenter, but he is invited to work at a local university. It is on the student stage that he tries his hand as a director. It is important to note that every business that Zakharov undertook was brought to a successful conclusion.
Three years passed like one day, and Mark Zakharov returned to his native land with the gait of a seasoned man. Moscow has a rich selection of venues where you can demonstrate your abilities and potential. Still not very famous, but already well-known in narrow circles, the actor stayed for a long time at the Variety Theater of Miniatures. It must be said that Mark Anatolyevich himself wrote scripts and dialogues for plays. He was good at humorous sketches. It was here that he felt his strength to seriously take up directing. In 1965, Zakharov goes to serve in the capital's theater of satire.
You can't hide talent
The repertoire of the Moscow Satire Theater includes several performances, which were successfully staged by Mark Zakharov. The play "Profitable Place" was marked with a kind of record. Forty times the actors went for an encore to the full auditorium. You can also call "Mother Courage" and "Wake up and Sing". In 1973 the venerable director was offered to head the troupe of the Lenkom theater. Within the walls of this temple of Melpomene, shaped miracles are performed, and Mark Zakharov gains worldwide fame. With the cult performance "Juno and Avos" the actors have literally traveled all over the world. Spectators and critics enthusiastically accept the director's new productions.
Mark Zakharov made a significant contribution to the development of Russian cinema. Based on the famous novel "12 Chairs", several quite decent films have been filmed. However, the adaptation of Zakharov belongs to the highest category. Viewers have been reviewing this picture for several decades. I must also say about the "Ordinary Miracle" tape. According to the authoritative expert, the film should be entered into the register of national values. On television, the "Formula of Love" is periodically shown, which Zakharov unobtrusively brought out. The director himself is calm about praising him.
If you talk about the personal life of a classic, then the story will be laconic. Mark Zakharov and Nina Lapshinova met while working at the Perm Theater. From that moment on, husband and wife have lived under the same roof. The family brought up a daughter named Alexandra. Here are all the "juicy" details. It should be added that Alexandra Zakharova in 2001 received the title of People's Artist of the Russian Federation. In 2014, the director's wife passed away. Mark Anatolyevich, despite his advanced age, continues to work.