German poster of “Ivan the Terrible”

Ivan the Terrible, Part II (Sergei Eisenstein, 1958) German design by Isolde Monson-Baumgart. 
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1ST_Ivan the Terrible, Prt II (Sergei Eisenstein, 1958) German design by Isolde Monson-Baumgart

Vsevolod Meyerhold as Ivan the Terrible

Competitor of Konstantin Stanislavsky, founder of the Biomechanical Theater in the Soviet Union, one of the main influences on Sergei Eisenstein, here is VSEVELOD MEYERHOLD (1874-1940) playing the role of Ivan The Terrible at the Moscow Art Theatre, 1899. Unknown photographer. 

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Antonin Artaud in The Passion of Joan of Arc

The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, by Carl th. Dreyer).

Among the other cast members was French playwright Antonin Artaud as the monk Massieu. Artaud later stated that the film was meant to “reveal Joan as the victim of one of the most terrible of all perversions: the perversion of a divine principle in its passage through the minds of men, whether they be Church, Government or what you will. (wikipedia)

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The many faces of Ivan the Terrible : Original posters.

No introduction needed to Sergei Eisenstein’s “Ivan the Terrible, pt.I ” (1944) & pt.II (1958). Feast your eyes on these posters from all over the world with different artists, some unknown, and several styles highlighting Nikolai Cherkasov‘s terrifying look.

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Ivan el terrible. Argentinian poster. By Osvaldo Venturi.

Ivan the Terrible. Russian Poster. By M. Dulgach.

Ivan the Terrible. Polish posters. By Franciszek Starowisky