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  • Costume design
    Stone, Alix, born 1913 - died 2010
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Costume design

  • Object:

    Costume design

  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, designed)

  • Date:

    1947 (Painted, Drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, and Gouache, on Paper

  • Museum number:

    S.277-2001

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Costume design for Bernard Miles as Christopher Sly. The design depicts a full length male figure wearing a ragged "renaissance" style costume, and carrying a basket of "filthy oddments" on his back. A pencil drawing of the figure's head wearing a straw hat is in the upper left hand corner.

Place of Origin

London (probably, designed)

Date

1947 (Painted, Drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, and Gouache, on Paper

Marks and inscriptions

' Alix Stone '
Signature; Lower left hand corner.; handwriting; pencil

' CHRISTOPHER SLY / MR. BERNARD MILES / VERY BROKEN / DOWN STRAW HAT. / VERY OLD RUSH / BASKET FULL OF / FILTHY ODDMENTS / AN OLD WOODEN SPOON / ATTACHED BY A BIT / OF ROPE TO OUTSIDE / & AN OLD EMPTY / BOTTLE / AT LEAST 4 LAYERS / OF CLOTHING / & A VERY OLD CLOAK / BEHIND / FEET WRAPPED IN / RAGS. '
Textual information; Down the left hand side of the design.; handwriting; pencil

Dimensions

Height: 377 mm, Width: 289 mm

Object history note

This costume 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 William Shakespeare's play "The Taming of the Shrew", performed by the Old Vic Company at the New Theatre, August 26th 1947. The production was directed by John Burrell; the sets were designed by Kathleen Ankers; the costumes were designed by Audrey Cruddas; and the lighting was by John Sullivan. Alix Stone designed the costumes for the Prologue.

Descriptive line

Costume design by Alix Stone for Bernard Miles as Christopher Sly in "The Taming of the Shrew", Old Vic Company, New Theatre, August 26th 1947.

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission

Materials

Paper; Pencil; Gouache

Techniques

Painted; Drawn

Subjects depicted

Costume design; Beggars

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Theatre; Designs

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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