March 27 - April 22, 2019. “MEYERHOL’D THEATER. IMPERIAL STAGE”. Exhibition in the St. Petersburg State Theater Library

St. Petersburg State Theater Library invites to visit the exhibition “Meyerhol’d theatre. Imperial stage”, dedicated to 14 th anniversary of Vs. E. Meyerhol’d.

Vsevolod Meyerhol’d (1874-1940), born Karl Kazimir Teodor Meyergol’d – outstanding director, actor, teacher, man of theatre and one of its reformers. He was tremendously popular but suffered a martyr end. The theatre of  20th century can’t be imagined without his name as a real sign figure.

In 1908 Meyerhol’d was appointed by V. Telyakovsky as a director of Saint-Petersburg Imperial theaters – Alexandrinsky and Mariinsky. He worked at this post until 1917.
The exhibition is devoted to director activities in Imperial theaters.

The exposition presents sketches of costumes, properties, furniture, wigs and stage make-up, made by A. Schervashidze, A. Golovin to plays “Fool Tantri”  by E. Hardt, “Don Juan”  by J.-B. Moliere, “Steady prince” by Kal’deron, “Masquerade” by M. Lermontov and  to such operas as “Tristan and Isolde” by R. Vagner, “Orphey and Euridick” by K. Gluke, “Electra” by R. Strauss, “Stone visiter” by Dargomyzhsky, and to bally “Aragon hota” by M. Glinka.

The exposition is added by sketches of costumes made by theatre artist D. Stelletsky to unreleazed play “Tsar Fyodor Ioannovitch” after A. K.Tolstoy play.
The exhibition also presents a number of articles, concerning Meyerhol’d appointment and notices from periodic of 1907-1917.