A tradition has grown up in the Soviet Union to award Lenin Prizes each year for outstanding achievements in the field of science, technology, literature and art. This collection of articles specially prepared for the English-speaking reader treats leading figures of the Soviet stage and screen who have been singled out for this award. This book makes no claim to bring you an exhaustive picture of the rich and versatile developments in the Soviet theatre and film world; it is made up of a collection of articles, some of them written immediately after film, theatre or ballet premieres, reminiscences and accounts by actors themselves of their work on specific roles. Here you will find material devoted to actors and directors well known both in the Soviet Union and abroad. "Masters of Stage and Screen" is another book from the series "Lenin Prize Winners-Soviet Stars".