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Costume Design

1973 (Painted, Drawn)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Costume design for Sandra Dugdale as Suzanne in Act II & III of "Robinson Crusoe". The design depicts a full length female figure with arms outstretched. The figure wears a late 18th century style costume consisting of a tight fitting blue jacket worn over a full pale blue skirt. The figure wears blue shoes; and a straw bonnet with blue ribbons over an elaborate and wide hairstyle which has been frizzed outwards at the sides. Grey paint has been applied around the figure.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pencil, Gouache, and White & Gold Paint, on Paper
Brief Description
Costume design by Anthony Holland for Sandra Dugdale as Suzanne in Act II & III of Robinson Crusoe, Collegiate Theatre, 1973
Physical Description
Costume design for Sandra Dugdale as Suzanne in Act II & III of "Robinson Crusoe". The design depicts a full length female figure with arms outstretched. The figure wears a late 18th century style costume consisting of a tight fitting blue jacket worn over a full pale blue skirt. The figure wears blue shoes; and a straw bonnet with blue ribbons over an elaborate and wide hairstyle which has been frizzed outwards at the sides. Grey paint has been applied around the figure.
Dimensions
  • Height: 380mm
  • Width: 278mm
Production typeUnique
Marks and Inscriptions
  • ' Robinson Crusoe / Opera Rara Suzanne Acts 2+3 / 1973 (Sandra Dugdale) ' (Textual information; Across the top of the design; handwriting; pencil)
  • ' Anthony Holland ' (Signature; Lower right hand corner; handwriting; pencil)
  • ' Straw / Jacket Worn Over / Act 1 Dress Showing / Sleeves ' (Textual information; Along the left hand side of the figure; handwriting; pencil)
Credit line
Given by Anthony Holland
Object history
This Costume design by Anthony Holland is part of an extensive collection of designs donated to the Theatre Museum by the artist in 1996. The design was executed for Opera Rara's production of Offenbach's operetta "Robinson Crusoe" at the Collegiate (now Bloomsbury) Theatre, March 7th, 1973. The operetta was translated by Don White, and the production was directed by William Chappell. The production was subsequently revived by the London Opera Centre at Sadler's Wells in April 1974, and July 1976.
Subjects depicted
Associations
Literary ReferenceRobinson Crusoe
Collection
Accession Number
S.674-2000

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record createdOctober 10, 2000
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