• Caricature of Meyerhold throttling Gogol, in Life and Art (Zhizn’ i iskusstvo) (October 5, 1926). Russian State Archive of Literature and Art, f. 963, op. 1, ed. khr. 514: 9.

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  • Newsclipping from the magazine Life and Art
    Leningrad, from October 5, 1926.
    (Looking at the Season)

    To the Meyerhold Theatre. 8

    Forty thousand volts, it’s true!
    Today Meyerhold grasped
    Inspector General so fast
    That he all but parsed it in two.

    A. Flit

Caricature of Meyerhold throttling Gogol

From The Director's Prism: E. T. A. Hoffmann and the Russian Theatrical Avant-Garde by Dassia N. Posner

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  • Caricature of Meyerhold in his post-revolutionary military cap straddling and strangling Gogol, whose top hat has fallen off in the fray.

    See book: p. 79

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  • Performing Arts
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  • October 5, 1926
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