• Sergei Eisenstein, costume sketch for Pa in Columbine’s Garter, by Sergei Eisenstein and Sergei Yutkevich (dated 1922, 1934). Russian State Archive of Literature and Art, f. 1923, op. 1, ed. khr. 817: 6.

Costume sketch for Pa in Columbine’s Garter

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

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  • Costume sketch for Pa, a constructivist character in Columbine’s Garter who is half human, half toilet. His body is assembled from human and mechanical parts. His top hat is capped with a toilet lid crammed with various newspapers. A toilet tank marked “PA” juts upward from his body. At the center of his body is the word “Pipifax”—Eisenstein and Yutkevich’s joint alter ego.

    See book: p. 170, 172; figure 42. For a full description of Pa’s automaton costume, see the Columbine’s Garter pantomime libretto in appendix D, p. 223.

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  • Dated 1922, 1934
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