A film about People's Artist of Russia Elena Koroleva. E. Koroleva at rehearsals, in the dressing room, gives monologues from performances, gives interviews and talks about her life and work (synchronously), celebrates her birthday (synchronously), at home with her mother (synchronously). The film includes fragments of the films "Calling Fire on Myself", "Time Forward" (part I), "Polenka", "Field-of-War" (part III). Mother E. Koroleva, director of the theater. Ermolova V. A. Andreev, actress L. Zaitseva talk about E. Koroleva (synchronously). Chronicle: director A. Efros rehearsing the play (part II). Chronicle: the building of the Moscow Art Theater, stage workers are preparing the scenery for the performance. Actors A. Gribov, M. Prudkin, V. Ya. Stanitsyn in the dressing rooms. The actors enter the theater building, O. Efremov with the artists, a rehearsal in the theater. L. Kharitonov in the theater lobby, among the actors: P. Massalsky, A. Stepanova, A. Kalyagin (part II).