Happy world theatre day!
«Theatre, as I view it, is more essential and necessary to a human being than any of greatest benefits of modern culture. Humanity can exist and has existed for centuries (no matter for good or evil) without them, and it is proved by the history of the primitive humankind. But nobody could do without theatre since the creation of the world! And the easiest way to verify it is to remember one’s childhood in detail.
Is not yet born such a creature in his childhood would not be what he likes. And it is just a theatre a child is mostly fond of, i.e. transformation of the reality given to the child from the outside to the reality the child has given to himself…»
Evreinov N.N., «The Devil of Theatrics»
Set design. Act 1, Scene 1. Ballet «The Little Humpbacked Horse» by C. Pugni. 1901. Choreography by A.A. Gorsky. Moscow Imperial Bolshoi Theatre. Cardboard, graphite pencil, gouache, bronze 16,3×40,2. A.A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum