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MS Thr 583

Thompson, Alfred, 1831-1895. Alfred Thompson costume designs, 1870-1875: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 583
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Thompson, Alfred, 1831-1895.
Title: Alfred Thompson costume designs,
Date(s): 1870-1875 and undated,
Quantity: 1 collection (.08 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Costume designs by Alfred Thompson for dramatic productions performed at the Gaiety Theatre (London, England).

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2009M-5. Source and date unknown.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Monique Duhaime and Melanie Wisner

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Alfred Thompson Costume Designs, 1870-1875 (MS Thr 583). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Alfred Thompson was both a writer of and a designer for dramatic works.
The Gaiety Theatre was built in 1864 as the Strand Musick Hall at a time when many new theatres were being built in London. This theater was demolished, rebuilt in 1868 by John Hollingshead as the Gaiety Theatre. The theatre was a venue primarily for burlesque, variety, continental operetta and light comedy under the management of Hollingshead from 1868 to 1886.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by show title.

Scope and Contents

Costume designs by Alfred Thompson in watercolor and ink for shows mounted at the Gaiety Theatre (London, England) ca. 1870-1875, some with contemporary and/or later annotations.

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