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Macbeth

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1968 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Columbia Shakespeare Workshop (issued by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour screenprint

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:

    E.638-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR26

This poster advertises a 1968 production of William Shakespeare's Macbeth. It was performed by the Columbia Shakespeare Workshop at Columbia University in New York City. During that year, Columbia University was the site of many student strikes, sit-ins and protests. This poster is evidence of some of the social and political activity: the Workshop donated its proceeds from the play to the Strike Committee.

The screenprint was probably made by a Columbia University student.

Physical description

Student poster for Columbia Shakespeare Workshop production. Red and black inks on tan paper. Five figures in red ink. "Proceeds go to Strike Committee" pasted on.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1968 (made)

Artist/maker

Columbia Shakespeare Workshop (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

Colour screenprint

Marks and inscriptions

"Proceeds go to Strike Committee"

Law
handwritten in pencil on reverse

[performance dates amended with masking tape]

Dimensions

Height: 62 cm, Width: 46.6 cm

Descriptive line

Macbeth. Student poster for Columbia Shakespeare Workshop production. USA, 1968.

Production Note

posted at Columbia University, New York, NY (USA)

Materials

Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Protest; Theatre; Politics; Agitprop

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Entertainment & Leisure; Posters; Shakespeare

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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