|Acting was Shatouni’s passion. On stage he played many
significant roles. The role for which he was liked the most was of Laertes-a
character of the Shakespearean drama. He used to play this character with
such fury that audience often gasped in wonder. But, Shatouni remained unnerved
by this mis happening. He soon recovered, stood up and put more life and
ferocity into the character. The audience was surprised by his spirit. However,
this incident made the people realize that nothing was impossible for Shatouni
and that he was perfect in acting. At this time, World War I broke out.
Shatouni had to forget acting on stage. He at once enlisted himself in the
cavalry. But one day he suddenly left Tifis, and whaether he went to the
front or to the Yerevan, is still a mystery. The fact remains that he disappeared
from Tiflis for some months.