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Two Can Play

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1984 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    von Koettlitz, Alex (photographers)
    ADCO (designers)
    Mapledon Press Limited (printers (people))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed ink on paper

  • Museum number:

    S.2141-1995

  • Gallery location:

    Theatre & Performance, Room 106, case WE, shelf EXP

Poster advertising Two Can Play at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, 1984.

Since the 1970s, Stratford East has been engaged in co-productions with many leading black and Asian theatre companies. Trevor Rhone’s Two Can Play traces the experiences of a Jamaican couple, Jim and Gloria, as they attempt to escape civil unrest in Jamaica. Gloria’s arranged marriage to an American forces the couple to debate national, racial and sexual politics.

Physical description

Photographic and typographic poster. Six sepia photographs showing a scene from the play, arranged to create a comic strip, with speech 'bubbles' containing dialogue. Under the images are quotes from the press.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1984 (made)

Artist/maker

von Koettlitz, Alex (photographers)
ADCO (designers)
Mapledon Press Limited (printers (people))

Materials and Techniques

Printed ink on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Stamped with Theatre Museum, V.A.M. stamp.

Dimensions

Height: 59.7 cm, Width: 42.3 cm

Object history note

Associated Production: Two Can Play. Playwright: Trevor Rhone. Actors: Allister Bain, Corinne Skinner Carter. Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London. 3.3.1984. Performance category: comedy.

Descriptive line

Poster advertising Two Can Play at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, 1984

Labels and date

Since the 1970s, Stratford East has been engaged in co-productions with many leading black and Asian theatre companies. Trevor Rhone’s Two Can Play traces the experiences of a Jamaican couple, Jim and Gloria, as they attempt to flee Jamaica’s unrest in the ‘70s for the USA. Gloria’s arranged marriage to an American forces the couple to debate national, racial and sexual politics. [16/08/2016]

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Printing

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Theatre; Posters; Advertising

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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