Grigori Gorin

Grigori Gorin

Grigori Israelevich Gorin( _ru. Григо́рий Изра́илевич Го́рин, his real surname is Ofstein/Офштейн, March 12 1940, Moscow, USSR — June 15, 2000, Moscow, Russia) was a Soviet/Russian dramatists (playwright) and a prose writer.

Biography

Graduated from the Sechenov 1st Moscow Medical Institute in 1963, worked as an ambulanceman for some time.

First works were the sketches for the students' local KVN club. Started to publish his satirical articles and sketches since 1960th. For some time worked as a Chief of the humour departament of Yunost magazine, used a pseudonym "Galka Galkina"

In 1966 first book was published - "Four under one cover", made in coauthorship.

Many of his aphorisms became popular among the Soviet people, e. g. "piano in the bushes", which means painstaking preparations for a would-be impromptu. ru icon [http://www.gramota.ru/spravka/hardwords/25_270 Comments on "piano in the bushes"] at Gramota.ru] This particular one appeared in a humoresque called "Quite accidentally" by Arkanov and Gorin, published in that 1966 book. [http://www.tvkultura.ru/news.html?id=2294 Arkady Arkanov, anchor of Vokrug Smekha Non-Stop] at Russian Kultura TV channel website]

In 1978 — 1990 Gorin was a regular participant in Vokrug Smekha ("Around Laughter"), the popular TV program.

Dramaturgy

* "Til", 1970 — loosely based on Till Eulenspiegel and other national folklore
* "Forget Herostratus!" - tragic comedy, 1972
* "The Very Truthful", 1974 - about Baron von Munchhausen
* "The House That Swift Built", 1980
* "Phenomenons", 1984
* "Good Bye, Compere!", 1985
* "Cat Domestic of Average Downiness", 1989 - co-authorship with Vladimir Voynovich
* "Memorial prayer", 1989 theatrical, 1993 televised version - loosely based on a Sholem Aleichem works
* "Kean IV", 1991 — loosely based on Edmund Kean's biography
* "Plague to both your houses'!, 1994 — loosely based on Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
* "Royal games", 1995
* "Luckyman-Unluckyman" ("Schastlivtsev-Neschastlivtsev"), 1997
* "Balakirev The Buffoon", 1999 theatrical, 2002 televised version

Screenplays

* To Kill a Dragon, 1988
* My Tenderly Loved Detective, 1986
* Formula of Love, 1984
* The House That Swift Built, 1983
* Say a Word for the Poor Hussar, 1980
* Naked Kurentsov, 1980
* Case on a Factory No. 6, 1980
* The Very That Munchhausen, 1979
* Velvet Season, 1978
* 100 Gramme for Bravery, 1976
* You to Me, Me to You, 1976
* Small Comedies of a Big House, 1975
* Stop Potapov!, 1974

References

External links

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* [http://www.lib.ru/PXESY/GORIN/ Grigori Gorin] at Lib.ru


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