100th Birth Anniversary of Stefaniya Stanyuta

Newsletter # 13 (203) April 29, 2005
On May 13, 2005 Belarus Post will issue a stamp The 100th Birth Anniversary of S. Stanyuta.
Designers: Vladimir Terentiev & Yury Toreyev. Printing: offset. Colour: full colour (7 colours). Paper: chalk surfaced. Perforation: comb 13¾: 13½. Size of the stamp: 26x37 mm. Sheet composition: 16 stamps and 4 coupons. Print quantity: 90.000.
There are elements of protection on the stamp.
Historical reference. Stanyuta Stephaniya Mikhailovna (13.05.1905 — 06.11.2000) is an outstanding actress, the legend of the Belarus stage and motion pictures. She had the honorary title of the People's Actress of the former BSSR (1957) and USSR (1988). She was the State prize laureate of the BSSR (1982) and also got different prizes at film festivals. Stephaniya Stanyuta began her actress career in 1918 and worked as a supernumerary, a chorister, and a dancer. In 1926 she graduated from the Drama Studio attached to the Moscow Academic Art Theatre. In 1926-32 she was an actress of the 2nd Belarusian Drama Theatre in Vitebsk. From 1932 and till the end of her life Stanyuta worked in Minsk as an actress of the National Academic Theatre named after Yanka Kupala. She went on stage until the end of life at 95 years of age. Stanyuta was equally persuasive playing an exhausted peasant woman or an elegant woman of a high society. She had many interesting roles in theatre and cinema but real fame came to her at late age when she played parts of elderly women and grandmothers. Stanyuta became popular outside Belarus after the film Farewell directed by Elem Klimov (1982) where she played the role of the old woman Dariya. Stanyuta acted in films a lot in the last years of her life too. She had the most remarkable roles in Eti… tri vernye karty… (1988), Exiled (1991) and A Silhouette in the Window across the Street (1993).
No. 613
S. M.  Stanyuta. 1905-2000.
160 BYR
Special cancellation: a special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the Main Post Office of Minsk on the stamp issuing day.

Colour of the postmark — black.
Special postmark and FDC designed by V. Terentiev & Yu. Toreyev.

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