• Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, illustration for Blok’s Balaganchik: Lyrical Scenes by Alexander Blok, published in the journal Torches (Fakely) 1 (1906): 197. Photo by the author.

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  • Balaganchik [Little Fairground Booth]
    Lyrical Scenes by Alexander Blok

Illustration for Balaganchik

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

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  • An illustration of a theater-within-a-theater adorned with bells and larger-than life candles. Feet can be glimpsed under the stage curtain that two visible figures, left and right, are preparing to raise.

    This illustration by Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, which playfully exposes the mechanics of theatrical performance, appeared on the title page for the first publication of Balaganchik: Lyrical Scenes by Alexander Blok.

    See book: p. 39; figure 9

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  • Performing Arts
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  • 1906
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