Caricature of Meyerhold throttling Gogol

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

  • 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

Creator Role
  • Performing Arts
  • October 5, 1926
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  • 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.


  • 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