ADAMYAN Petros (21.12.1949, Constantinople – 4.6.1981, Constantinople), Armenian actor. From 1867 Petros Adamyan played in the Armenian theaters of Constantinople.Petros Adamyan acting Hamlet ("Hamlet" by W. Shakespeare)  In 1870 he moved to Nakhichevan-on-Don with T. Fasulachyan’s troupe. Petros Adamyan performed  in P. Maghakyan’s troupe in 1872-75,  in the Armenian troupes (1879), then Adamyan performed in Akhaltsikhe and Alexandrapole (1880).  In 1880 Petros Adamyan performed the role of Hamlet (“Hamlet” by W. Shakespeare). He performed the roles of  Franz (“The Robbers” by F. Schiller), Zhadov (“ A Profitable Position” by A. Ostrovski), Chatsky (“Woe from Wit” by A. Griboyedov) realistically. 

Adamyan performed Atrnerseh (“Ruzan” by Muratsan), Mikayel Masisyants (“One more victim” by G. Sundukyan) as well.  Then Adamyan moved to Shushi in 1882, after he moved to Nakhichevan- on-Don.  Adamyan won his fame after his tours to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Astrakhan, Kiev, Baku, etc, in 1883-85 and 1887-88.  He sometimes acted in French. Petros Adamyan performed the roles of Hamlet, Othello (“Hamlet”, “Othello” by W. Shakespeare), Arbenin (“Masquerade” by M. Lermontov), Uriel  (“Uriel Acosta” by K. F.Gutzkow),  Kean (“Kean” by A. Dumas).
The Russian press compared him with T. Salvi and Rossi.  Adamyan had unique artistry. He wrote poems, created graphic works. Adamyan troupe was founded in 1961 in Aleppo .

Source - «Who is who. The Armenians» encyclopedia, volume 1, chief editor Hovh. Ayvazyan, Yerevan, 2007, p. 29 (in Armenian).

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