• Playbill for the December 10, 1910 performance of Columbine’s Veil, based on the pantomime Pierrette’s Veil by Arthur Schnitzler, music by Ernő Dohnányi, adapted by Doctor Dapertutto (Vsevolod Meyerhold), directed by Vsevolod Meyerhold, House of Interludes, Saint Petersburg (premiere: October 12, 1910). Russian State Archive of Literature and Art, f. 998, op. 1, ed. khr. 2762: 1–1 verso.

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  • [The below translation is of The Reformed Eccentric and Columbine’s Veil playbill sections only.]

    Price: 5 kopeks

    Fellowship of Actors, Writers, Musicians and Artists: House of Interludes
    House of Interludes
    33 Galernaia St., telephone: 521-38

    Program
    of the productions of the first cycle

    I
    The Reformed Eccentric
    A prologue in one act, with song verses
    Words and music by M. Kuzmin. Scene design by N. Sapunov.

    Dramatis personae:
    Coppelius, puppet salesman…………………………….Mr. Stepanov
    Andrei, his servant…………………………….Mr. Kuznetsov
    Jean Nik, a bored eccentric…………………………….Mr. Golubev
    Jeanne Pik-Nik, his wife, an actress…………………………….Ms. Kareeva
    Theater Manager…………………………….Mr. Vinogradov
    Schnitzler…………………………….Mr. Balakin
    Dohnányi…………………………….Mr. Golitsynsky
    Columbine…………………………….Ms. Khovanskaia; Ms. Geinz
    Pierrot…………………………….Mr. Albov

    [The playbill includes handwritten corrections to the list of actors.]

    II
    Columbine’s Veil
    A pantomime in three acts, after Arthur Schnitzler, translated by B. P. and E. Kh., music by Dohnányi. Designed by N. Sapunov. Theatrical staging: Doctor Dapertutto.

    Dramatis personae:
    Pierrot…………………………….Mr. Albov
    Columbine…………………………….Ms. Khovanskaia; Ms. Geinz
    Harlequin, Columbine’s groom…………………………….Mr. Golubev
    Columbine’s father…………………………….Mr. Vinogradov
    Her mother…………………………….Ms. Iziumova
    Pierrot’s friends…………………………….Mr. Vreden-Polevoi; Mr. Sharov
    Their lovers…………………………….Ms. Time; Ms. Geinz or Ms. Filaretova
    Pianist/Kapellmeister…………………………….Ms. [sic] Gibshman
    Dance Master…………………………….Mr. Stepanov
    Pierrot’s servant…………………………….Mr. Kuznetsov
    Servant’s lover…………………………….Ms. Pavlushenko

    Dancing couples: Mesdames Verne, Vysotskaia, Koroleva; Messrs. Arkatov, Balakin, Vasilevsky.
    Musicians: Messrs. Golitsynsky, Polliak, Smolsky, Severny.

Playbill for Columbine’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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  • Typed playbill with House of Interludes logo that lists the actors and artists of The Reformed Eccentric, Columbine’s Veil, and two other pieces that were part of the evening’s program: The Dutchwoman Liza and Black and White.

    See book: p. 41

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  • Premiere: October 12, 1910
  • Playbill date: December 10, 1910
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