• Sergei Eisenstein, design sketch for Master Martin the Cooper and His Men, based on the tale by E. T. A. Hoffmann. Russian State Archive of Literature and Art, f. 1923, op. 1, ed. khr. 796: 6 verso.

Design sketch for Master Martin

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

  • In this scene design sketch, towers flank an ornately carved proscenium arch, the opening of which is bridged by a gymnast's bar that provided a practical playing space in the air above the stage. In the upstage distance are the rooftops of the city of Nuremberg. As is typical of Eisenstein's sketches, the edges of the drawing are populated by faces and figures in varying states of completion.

    See book: p. 151

Creator Role
  • Performing Arts
  • 1922
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