• End of episode 7, “Behind a Bottle of Tolstobriushka,” 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. Laurence Senelick Collection.

Photo of end of episode 7, Inspector General

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

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  • In this photograph, the officer-in-transit (Kelberer) sprawls on the stage (left) and Khlestakov (Garin) lies collapsed in a chair (right), both in a drunken stupor, while the Major’s wife (Raikh) guides the town officials out on tiptoe.

    See book: p. 84, 85; figure 20

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  • Premiere: December 9, 1926
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