• Sergei Eisenstein, periaktoi configuration sketches for act 2 of Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann (1920). Russian State Archive of Literature and Art, f. 1923, op. 1, ed. khr. 735: 5 verso.


  • 1 3/4 [arshins––approx. 4 feet]
    NB. The appearance of the guests
    3 1/2 [arshins]

Periaktoi configuration sketches for Tales of Hoffmann (Eisenstein)

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

  • This sketch, the reverse side of Scene design for act 2 periaktoi, Tales of Hoffmann (Eisenstein), shows the measurements of the periaktoi along with several views from above of the periaktoi configurations. According to this drawing, the configuration in Scene design for act 2 wings, Tales of Hoffmann (Eisenstein) was to be used when the guests first entered.

    See book: p. 147

Creator Role
  • Performing Arts
  • March 12, 1920
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