Exhibition Commemorating 85th Anniversary of Georgian Olivier
07 March, 2013
Exhibition Commemorating 85th Anniversary of Georgian Olivier
It seems that it was less prestigious to be an actor in Georgia in those days: in 1940s. When Ramaz Chkhikvadze chose his profession, people couldn’t believe it. His father Grigol was a famous musician. Rumors had it that Grigol’s son was going to become a “clown”. Later on, Ramaz would remember that in spite of the skeptical attitude, he did become a ‘clown’. He was a so-called ‘one-man band’, who would cheer up each and every society wherever he
happened to be. Ramaz Chkhikvadze was always happy – to whit, he enjoyed his job by the very bottom of his heart, which made people enjoy his art and his roles. On February 28, he would become 85. That was the reason why, apart from many other reasons, National Archive of Georgia dedicated a special exhibition to his memory, symbolically displaying 85 photos of his roles in cinema and theatre in order to commemorate the famous Georgian actor and unique personality. In 1951, Ramaz Chkhikvadze graduated from the theatrical faculty of Georgian Theater and Film University. The same year, he became a staff member of Rustaveli State Academic Theatre. He played many interesting roles on that stage, including: Leandro (”Spanish Priest”), Bald Vizier (“Chinchraka”), McKay Knife (“Threepeny Opera”), Kasiane (“Sunny Night”), Kirile Miminoshvili (“Samanishvili’s Stepmother”), Shoshia (“Verdict”), Kvarkvare (“Kvarkvare”), Azdak (“Caucasian Chalk Circle”), Richard III (“Richard III”), Lear (“King Lear”), etc.
Eldar Shengelaia, outstanding Georgian film director, commented for Georgian Journal: “Of course, many foreigners have seen him on the stage. After Ramaz Chkhikvadze played the part of Richard III in Britain, he was christened a “Caucasian Laurence Olivier”. It confirms the fact that Ramaz Chkhikvadze was acknowledged world over as a great actor”.
Jemal Ghaghanidze, actor of Ramaz’s generation who accompanied him on his triumphant world tours, recalls: “In Great Britain, in the “Round House” theatre, British actors and critics said: “Georgians have shown us how one should play Shakespeare today”.
Murman Jinoria, the actor of the next generation, says: “Ramaz was an actor who would turn everything - everyday relations, plays or even rehearsals into a real festivity. I could not part from him, as he had an enormous personal charm and humor.”
He participated in over 70 feature films, among them: “Dragonfly”, “Last Summer”, “Londre”, “Saplings”, “Village Debaucher”, “Wishing Tree”, “Cinema”, “Mole”, etc.
Ramaz Chkhikvadze is Peoples’ Artist of Georgia; he has received numerous awards and prizes. The exhibition at National Archive of Georgia will last till March 15.
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