Chronometrage report for Inspector General

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

  • A typed list of the episodes in Inspector General with the run time for each written in by hand. This chronometrage report is from a performance later in the production’s stage life: there are fewer episodes than in the General rehearsal playbill for Inspector General, and several appear in a different order.

    See book: p. 80

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  • Performing Arts
  • Chronometrage report: n.d.
  • Premiere: December 9, 1926
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  • Chronometrage report (n.d.) for Inspector General, based on the play by Nikolai Gogol, adapted by Vsevolod Meyerhold and Mikhail Korenev, directed by Vsevolod Meyerhold, Meyerhold Theatre (GosTIM), Moscow (premiere: December 9, 1926). Russian State Archive of Literature and Art, f. 963, op. 1, ed. khr. 513: 6.


  • Chronometrage of Inspector General, established by production author V. E. Meyerhold.

    Part 1:

        1. An Unexpected Affair: 24 min.
        2. After Penza: 26.5 min.
        3. Full of Most Tender Love: 19 min.

    Part II:

        4. The Procession: 9.5 min.
        5. Behind a Bottle of Tolstobriushka: 27 min.
        6. An Elephant Knocked off its Feet: 11 min.
        7. Bribes: 17 min.
        8. Master of Finances: 6.5 min.
        9. Kiss Me: 19 min.

    Part III:

        10. The Blessing: 7 min.
        11. Dreams of Saint Petersburg: 12 min.
        12. Celebration as Celebration: 23 min.
        13. Universal Embarrassment: 8 min.
        14. Dumb show: 1 min.