• Sergei Eisenstein, scene design for Tieck’s Puss in Boots, State Higher Theatre [Directing] Workshops (December 30, 1921). Russian State Archive of Literature and Art, f. 1923, op. 2, ed. khr. 1627: 2.

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  • [Top left:]
    Construction of the production stage

    [Top right:]
    Puss in Boots
    by L. Tieck

    [Bottom left:]
    Moscow
    “GVYRM” [State Higher Directing Workshops]

Arena theater scene design for Puss in Boots (Eisenstein)

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

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  • As with Eisenstein’s December 28–29 design for Puss in Boots, this design simultaneously shows the prompter, conductor, orchestra, and fictional audience on a single vertical plane. Gone, however, is the proscenium-theater setting. This constructivist set in yellow, red, orange, and blue was intended for a proposed (though unrealized) outdoor, in-the-round production.

    See book: p. 162; figure 39

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  • December 30, 1921
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