staged Vladimir Mayakovsky's The Bedbug in 1929.
The director worked closely with the author
on the production, as well as with the composer Dmitry Shostakovich.
For the first half of the play, Meyerhold engaged three
young designers, Mikhail Kupriianov, Porfiry Krylov, and
Nikolai Sokolov (they called themselves by the acronym Kukriniksy).
Here are three sketches by the Kukryniksy
for the first half of The Bedbug. To the right is
a sketch of various props. The bottom left depicts that
dormitory in which the second scene takes place. The bottom
right is a sketch of the set for scene three.