• Scene from The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, directed by Vladimir Sokolov, First State Children’s Theatre (premiere: September 26, 1922). Drawing from the archive of Entertainment (Zrelishcha), no. 7 (October 10–16, 1922). Paper on paper, Indian ink, brush, 22.5 × 27 cm. КП 291444. Copyright © A. A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum, Moscow.


  • First State Children’s Theatre. The Nutcracker, after E. T. A. Hoffmann, direction and stage adaptation by V. A. Sokolov. Scene design by I. Fedorov. Drawing by S. Masletsov. From the archive of Entertainment, no. 7, October 10–16, 1922.

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, drawing

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

  • Ink drawing of Marie and Godfather Drosselmeier talking with the grandfather clock behind them in Sokolov’s puppet production of The Nutcracker.

    See book: p. 195

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  • Premiere: September 26, 1922Drawing published in the October 10–16, 1922, issue of Zrelishcha
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