• Playbill for the May 3, 1920 general (invited dress) rehearsal of Princess Brambilla: A Kamerny Theatre Capriccio, after Hoffmann, based on the novella by E. T. A. Hoffmann, directed by Alexander Tairov, music by Henri Forterre, designed by Georgy Yakulov, Moscow Kamerny Theatre (premiere: May 4, 1920). Russian State Archive of Literature and Art, f. 2328, op. 1, ed. khr. 376: 1–2.


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    The Artistic Soviet of the Moscow Kamerny Theatre invites you to a general rehearsal, to take place on Monday, May 3, 1920 at the theater, 23 Tverskoi Blvd.

    7 pm start time.

    To be presented:
    A Kamerny Theatre Capriccio, after Hoffmann
    Directed by ALEXANDER TAIROV

    [A list of actors and the roles they play appears on p. 1 verso and at the top of p. 2.]

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    Music of the capriccio: H. Forterre.
    Pantomime scenes: A. Tairov.
    Text adapted by L. Krasovsky.
    Epilogue verses: P. Antokolsky.
    Dances: A. Shalomytova and A. Tairov.
    Fencing: A. Pons.

    Stage design concept by A. Tairov and designs by G. Yakulov; built by L. Lukianov and painted by G. Yakulov and V. Komardenkov.

    Costumes based on designs by G. Yakulov; women’s costumes developed and made by A. Vinnitskaia; men’s costumes by A. Taldykin.
    Headwear based on designs by G. Yakulov; women’s by V. Geltser; men’s by A. Taldykin.
    Props by A. Martov.
    Wigs by S. Stakhovich.

    Masks and carnival procession figures made by the Kamerny Theatre puppetry workshop (designers P. Pavlinova and E. and M. Bykovskykh).

    Conductor of the orchestra: H. Forterre.
    Performance run by: E. Shelestova.

    2nd Typo-lithography of M. G. S. N. Kh. (formerly Mashistov)

Playbill for Princess Brambilla general rehearsal

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

  • Playbill that lists the production artists for the final invited dress rehearsal of Princess Brambilla, printed on pink paper.

    See book: p. 108, 109

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