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MS Thr 1317

Straiges, Tony. Tony Straiges set designs and models, 1978-1989: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: pfd, ppf , GEN
Call No.: MS Thr 1317
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Straiges, Tony.
Title: Tony Straiges set designs and models,
Date(s): 1978-1989.
Quantity: 1 collection (5.5 linear feet (11 drawings in 5 folders and 4 scale models)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Set designs and scale models for musicals and drama.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Purchased with Billy Rose Theatre Fund; received: 2002 October 5.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Irina Klyagin

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
Portion of this collection requires special handling; consult curatorial staff for appointment.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Tony Straiges Set Designs and Models, 1978-1989 (MS Thr 1317). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Tony Straiges (born 1942) is an American theater designer for Broadway, off-Broadway and ballet. His first commission for Broadway was the 1978 Right and Forrest musical, Tumbuktu! Since then, Straiges has designed more than 20 productions for the stage and ballet. He was awarded a Tony for best scenic design in 1984 and in 1988 he was nominated for the same award for Into the Woods.


Arranged alphabetically by production title.

Scope and Contents

Includes set design drawings for the Broadway musicals Timbuktu! and Into the woods. Also includes 1/2" set scale models for the musicals Timbuktu! and Into the Woods, Tom Stoppard's mystery play, Artist Descending a Staircase and Women and Water, John Guare's third play in his four-play cycle.

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