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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

The Puppet Show (1906) is a play by Vsevolod Meyerhold. It is usually cited as a high point of Symbolist theatre in Russia.

Alexander Blok wrote The Puppet Show, the first of his "lyrical dramas" in 1906. The play debuted at the end of that year at the Vera Kommissarzhevskaia Theatre in St. Petersburg by Vsevolod Meyerhold who also played the role of Pierrot. The music for the first production was composed by Mikhail Kuzmin.

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