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Residential building where Krastyu Sarafov lived

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Krastyo Petrov Sarafov was a notable Bulgarian theater actor known for his impressive portrayals of various characters on stage. Some of his notable roles include Cyrano de Bergerac in Edmond Rostand’s play of the same name, Tartuffe and Argan in Moliere’s “Tartuffe” and “The Imaginary Invalid,” and Famusov in Griboyedov’s “Woe from Wit” (“Get Out of Your Mind”). His contributions to the field of theater extended beyond his performances, as he served as the second chairman of the Union of Artists in Bulgaria from 1924 to 1925.

In addition to his work in theater, Krastyo Petrov Sarafov was also involved in cultural initiatives, being a founding member of the Macedonian Scientific Institute in 1923. This indicates his broader engagement with intellectual and cultural pursuits.

To honor his legacy, the National Academy of Theater and Film Arts in Bulgaria has been named after him since 1951, recognizing his significant contributions to the theatrical arts in the country.

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