Kropyvnitsky

Monument to Mark Kropivnitsky

Description

  • The monument to Mark Kropyvnytskyi is erected on one of the central squares in the city of Kropyvnytskyi - at the Theater Square, located at the corner of Dvortsova and Neuhaus streets. It was created by sculptor Edward Kuntsevich and architect Yuriy Kyslichenko in 1969.

The monument honors a prominent figure for Ukraine - playwright, director, actor and reformer of the Ukrainian stage, Mark Lukich Kropyvnytsky, who was born in the Kirovograd region.

It was from the play "Natalka Poltavka" under the direction of Mark Lukich that the history of the Ukrainian realistic theater, which is also called the Coryphaeus Theater, began. Kropyvnytskyi contributed to the development of a distinctive Ukrainian culture in the context of Russian tsarism and brought up a generation of professional actors who subsequently continued his work.

The monument honors a prominent figure for Ukraine - playwright, director, actor and reformer of the Ukrainian stage, Mark Lukich Kropyvnytsky, who was born in the Kirovograd region.

It was from the play "Natalka Poltavka" under the direction of Mark Lukich that the history of the Ukrainian realistic theater, which is also called the Coryphaeus Theater, began. Kropyvnytskyi contributed to the development of a distinctive Ukrainian culture in the context of Russian tsarism and brought up a generation of professional actors who subsequently continued his work.

How to get there?

It is located close to the Kovalivsky Park and the Kirovograd Regional Philharmonic. The nearest public transport stop is Park Kovalivsky. The following stops here: trolley bus № 1, buses № 103, № 111, № 111А, № 111Б № 118 № 123, shuttle buses № 3, № 11 (only in the direction of the railway station), № 15, № 17, № 21 (only in direction of Novomykolaivka), № 104, № 108, № 112, № 115, № 155, № 283, № 500.

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HISTORY

  • Marko Lukich Kropyvnytskyi was born on May 22, 1840 in the village of Bezhbiraki, Kirovohrad region, today it is the village of Kropyvnytskyi.

For ten years he worked in the Russian theater companies in Galicia, and because of this he gained a lot of stage experience, studied the specifics and laws of theatrical art, developed his creative principles, understanding of the place of theater in society.

In 1882, Marko Kropyvnytsky organized his own theater company, which in October this year played the iconic play “Natalka Poltavka” by Ivan Kotlyarevsky.
Natalka Poltavka was the first purely Ukrainian original play, and the performance of Mark Kropyvnytsky in 1882 marked the beginning of the original Ukrainian theatrical art. So Kropyvnytsky became the father of the first professional realistic theater - the Coryphaeus Theater.

For ten years he worked in the Russian theater companies in Galicia, and because of this he gained a lot of stage experience, studied the specifics and laws of theatrical art, developed his creative principles, understanding of the place of theater in society.

In 1882, Marko Kropyvnytsky organized his own theater company, which in October this year played the iconic play “Natalka Poltavka” by Ivan Kotlyarevsky.
Natalka Poltavka was the first purely Ukrainian original play, and the performance of Mark Kropyvnytsky in 1882 marked the beginning of the original Ukrainian theatrical art. So Kropyvnytsky became the father of the first professional realistic theater - the Coryphaeus Theater.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Marko Kropyvnytsky had a very intense theatrical life - at least one hundred performances a year.
  • Although Mark's date of birth was stated in the official documents as May 22, he considered his whole life his birthday on April 25 (May 7), 1840. He also mentioned this date in his memoir entitled "Autobiography (For 65 Years)".
  • Marko Lukic was not only a director and playwright, but also an actor. During his life he has played more than 500 roles.
  • Marko Kropyvnytsky had a very intense theatrical life - at least one hundred performances a year.
  • Although Mark's date of birth was stated in the official documents as May 22, he considered his whole life his birthday on April 25 (May 7), 1840. He also mentioned this date in his memoir entitled "Autobiography (For 65 Years)".
  • Marko Lukic was not only a director and playwright, but also an actor. During his life he has played more than 500 roles.