• Sergei Eisenstein, costume design for act 2 of Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann (1921). Russian State Archive of Literature and Art, f. 1923, op. 1, ed. khr. 735: 11.

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  • Tales of Hoffmann
    op[era by] Offenbach
    Act 2
    Polonaise
    (mask
    or
    half mask)

Male costume design for act 2 of Tales of Hoffmann (Eisenstein)

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

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  • In this costume design for act 2 of Tales of Hoffmann, a male guest appears to be part insect, part bird: while his enormous eyes are solid blue, his red on-end hair fans out like feathers. His blue jacket is a deep yellow underneath, and his green-clad calves trail away into nothingness.

    See book: p. 148

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  • Performing Arts
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  • September 17, 1921
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