• Playbill for a June 29, 1918 performance in Smolensk of Pierrette’s Veil; pantomime libretto by Arthur Schnitzler, music by Ernő Dohnányi. Directed by Alexander Tairov at the Svobodny Theatre, Moscow (premiere: November 4, 1913). Playbill from Kamerny Theatre remount (premiere: October 6, 1916). Russian State Archive of Literature and Art, f. 2768, op. 1, ed. khr. 446: 7.

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  • 1918

    Theatre of the Soviets
    of Worker, Peasant and Red Army Deputies
    of Smolensk and the Western Region
    The Former Lopatinsky Garden Theatre

    An Artistic Drama
    On Saturday, June 29
    PIERRETTE’S VEIL
    A Pantomime in Three Acts; music by Ernő Dohnányi

    Dramatis Personae
    Pierrot…………………Mr. Tseretelli
    Pierrette…………………Ms. Koonen
    Pierrette’s Father…………………Mr. Svarozhich
    Pierrette’s Mother…………………Ms. Stroganskaia
    Harlequin…………………Mr. Korolev

    Pierrot’s Friends
    Fred…………………Mr. Kramov
    Florestan…………………Mr. Egert
    Annette………………… Ms. Osipova
    Alumette…………………Ms. Uvarova
    Piano Player…………………Mr. Vasiliev

    Gigolo…………………Mr. Turzhansky
    Guests: Mesdames Marina, Totskaia, Mansur, Stroganskaia, Lem, Uvarova, Osipova, Shelestova; Messrs. Sokolov, Egert, Erdman, Ferdinandov, Basilevsky
    Musicians: Maloi, Vasiliev, Shelestova

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    [In the playbill, a synopsis of the pantomime follows. See book: appendix C.]
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    Directed by A. Ia. Tairov. Conductor: S. N. Medvedev. Director of design: A. Ia. Tairov. Manager: A. F. Alexandrov. Administrator: I. K. Chelishchev.

    9 pm start time.

    During the performance entry is strictly prohibited.

    Press of the Department of People’s Edu[cation] of the West[ern] Reg[ion]

Playbill for Pierrette’s Veil

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

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  • Playbill for Pierrette’s Veil on a single, elongated sheet that lists the production artists and provides a synopsis of the pantomime.

    See appendix C for a translation of the pantomime synopsis.

    See book: p. 102, 219; appendix C

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  • Kamerny remount premiere: October 6, 1916
  • Svobodny premiere: November 4, 1913
  • Playbill: June 29, 1918
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