pierrot and columbine

Puppets. Walter Ernest Webster (British, 1878-1959). Oil on canvas. 

“The Fairground Booth”  or “The Puppet Show” was presented in Moscow in 1906. Written by Alexander Blok, the production was a collaboration between the Theatre director Meyerhold and Blok himself. The outline of the play involves three main characters Pierrot, Columbine and Harlequin plus other players like the author and a group of what is called the mystics.