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. Sets and costumes were designed by Nikolai Sapunov, and the music for the first production was composed by Mikhail Kuzmin.

Here we see the design for Pierrot’s costume as sketched, most likely, by Fedor Komissarzhevsky (upper left). On the upper right is a sketch of M.A. Ruseva in Columbine’s costume. And at the bottom is a caricature that appeared in the journal Theatre and Art of Pierrot in front of the mystics from the play’s first act.