• Posing for the mannequins for the dumb show, 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). Photo by Alexei Temerin. КП 294580/246. Copyright © A. A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum, Moscow.

Photo of actors posing for the dumb show mannequins, Inspector General

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

  • Actors stand in a variety of positions, each the personification of shocked dismay, to pose for the creation of the dumb show mannequins that replaced their live bodies at the end of Meyerhold’s Inspector General.

    See book: p. 87

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  • Performing Arts
  • Premiere: December 9, 1926
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