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Set design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1960 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brooks, Ern (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour and pencil crayon on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Harriet Mason

  • Museum number:

    S.49-2011

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Set design by Ern Brooks for Act 2, scene 1 of Sholem Aleichem's play The Big Win,Unity Theatre, London, first performed on 4th March, 1960.

This version of Aleichem's Yiddish play Dos Groyse Gevins was adapted by I. D. Berkowitz and translated into English by Tamara Kahana. It was directed for Unity by Heinz Bernard.

Physical description

Set design for Act 2, scene 1, showing a drawing room with an arm chair and an upright piano, and on the wall a painting of a horse and rider. The wall is painted in vertical stripes of grey, blue and red.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1960 (designed)

Artist/maker

Brooks, Ern (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and pencil crayon on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Act 2 Sc 1'
Annotation in green pencil crayon, upper left hand corner.

Dimensions

Height: 42.7 cm, Width: 55.6 cm

Descriptive line

Set design by Ern Brooks for Sholem Aleichem's play The Big Win, Unity Theatre, first performed on 4th March, 1960.

Materials

Watercolour; Pencil crayon; Paper

Techniques

Free-hand drawing

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Designs

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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