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Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 587
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Costume designs by Mr. Phillips for the Gaiety Theatre (London, England),
Quantity: 1 collection (1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Costume designs by Mr. Phillips for theatrical productions at the Gaiety Theatre (London) in 1873.
Costume designs, drawn by a designer listed only as Mr. Phillips, for two productions in 1873 at the Gaiety Theatre in London, England. Both were burlesque "operatic extravaganzas" produced by Robert Reece, Don Giovanni in Venice , for February 17, 1873, and Martha, for April 14, 1873.
Arranged into two series:
- I. Costume designs for Don Giovanni in Venice
- II. Costume designs for Martha
Designs are ink, pencil, and watercolor on paper of varying size, and each design was later mounted on a 38 x 28 cm. sheet. Most designs include annotations on the mat (probably added later) concerning details: actor's or actresses's name, role, production name, date of production, and name of theatre. Some designs include manuscript annotations, probably by Phillips, commenting on color, fabrics to be used, etc... One design includes fabric swatches.
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