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Set model

Set model

  • Date:

    06/11/1979 (made)

  • Museum number:

    S.807-1984

  • Gallery location:

    Theatre & Performance, Room 104, case 15, shelf TOP

Date

06/11/1979 (made)

Dimensions

Height: 46 cm approximate, includes supporting frame, Width: 84 cm approximate, includes supporting frame, Depth: 77 cm approximate, includes supporting frame

Descriptive line

Set model by Patrick Robertson for Benjamin Britten's opera "The Turn of the Screw", English National Opera, London Coliseum, November 6th 1979.

Labels and date

SET MODEL FOR THE TURN OF THE SCREW
1979

This is a set model for a large-scale staging of Britten’s haunted opera about corruption and innocence. It used a raked floor, which extended over the orchestra pit, to bring the action close to the audience. Silver-grey shining surfaces projected onto the set allowed the location to shift to different parts of the gothic house and gave it the appearance of being vast.

Opera by Benjamin Britten
Libretto by Myfanwy Piper adapted from the story by Henry James
Directed by Jonathan Miller
English National Opera at the London Coliseum

Metal, wood, paper, paint, plastic, card, printing ink and fabric
Designed and given by Patrick Robertson (1922–2009) and Rosemary Vercoe
Museum no. S.807-1984

[May 2013]

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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