List of episode ideas for The Glass House

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

  • List, handwritten in English, of several of Eisenstein's ideas for scenes in The Glass House that would focus on shifted perspective and juxtaposition.

    See book: p. 190

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  • Performing Arts
  • January 16, 1927–March 19, 1947
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  • Sergei Eisenstein, list of episode ideas for The Glass House (January 16, 1927–March 19, 1947). Russian State Archive of Literature and Art, f. 1923 op. 2 ed. khr. 162: 48.


  • Suggestions for the story.

    1. Swimming pool as a ceiling. Romance beginning in pool. Noticing it from below (NB. Seducing scene?)
    2. Suicide in closed room. All walls—faces. Cubes of human beings in the air when fight for rope.
    3. Love scenes in pajamas in the snow storm.
    4. Drunkard in corridor.
    5. Lion in corridor and children near him.
    6. The artificial man (Robot).
      • His human role (the only human being).
      • Using his mechanical movements as humanly expressive ones.
      • The machinery goes wrong.
      • The man sent to make love to important woman.
      • His role in breaking destroying the house.
    7. The dying woman (starving) and the lifts (food lifts).
    8. The lover under the bed.