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Set design - Set Design

Set Design

  • Object:

    Set design

  • Place of origin:

    Scotland (probably, designed)

  • Date:

    1968 (Painted, Drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Stone, Alix, born 1913 - died 2010 (Theatre designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen & Ink, and Ink, on Paper

  • Museum number:

    S.253-2001

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

2 Projected Set Designs mounted on to one piece of mounting paper. Both designs, painted in yellow, brown and white, depict a row of houses and a pathway in a fishing village next to a rocky foreshore and the sea. Both designs have a brown border painted around the scene.

Place of Origin

Scotland (probably, designed)

Date

1968 (Painted, Drawn)

Artist/maker

Stone, Alix, born 1913 - died 2010 (Theatre designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pen & Ink, and Ink, on Paper

Marks and inscriptions

' A. S. '
Signature; On reverse lower right hand corner.; handwriting; ink

' Peter Grimes Roughs - '
Textual information; On reverse lower right hand corner.; handwriting; ink

Dimensions

Height: 464 mm Mount, Width: 388 mm Mount, Height: 151 mm Upper design, Width: 211 mm Upper design, Height: 147 mm Lower design, partially painted onto the mount, Width: 215 mm Lower design partially painted onto the mount.

Object history note

This set design by Alix Stone is part of an extensive collection of designs purchased by the Theatre Museum directly from the artist in 1994. The design was executed for a production of Benjamin Britten's opera "Peter Grimes", performed by Scottish Opera at the Edinburgh King's Theatre, August 19th 1968. The libretto by Montagu Slater is based on George Crabbe's poem "The Borough". The production was conducted by Alexander Gibson; directed by Colin Graham; and lit by Charles Bristow. The cast included Richard Cassilly as Peter and Phyllis Curtin as Ellen Orford.

The production was later revived by Scottish Opera in the springs of 1973 and 1980, and by English National Opera North in the spring of 1979.

Descriptive line

Two projected set design on one sheet by Alix Stone for "Peter Grimes", Scottish Opera, Edinburgh King's Theatre, August 19th 1968.

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Painted; Drawn

Subjects depicted

Opera; Fishing villages; Theatre, Set design

Categories

Scotland

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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