Four scenes from Meyerhold's
1925 production of Nikolai Erdman's satirical comedy The
Mandate. The first photograph illustrates the acrobaticism
demanded of all of Meyerhold's actors. The second shows one
of Meyerhold's favorite actors, Ernst Garin, as Pavel Guliachkin.
The final two are taken from the wedding scene in the last act.
Note the dual levels of stage activity in the first of these
two, and the carefully detailed costumes in the second.