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Theatre costume

  • Date:

    late 20th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fibreglass, silver paint, metal mesh, synthetic jersey, crin, synthetic chiffon and plastic tubing.

  • Museum number:

    S.373-2001

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bold stylized crown in fibreglass painted silver. Fixed under the front and fitting over the face is a metal mesh mask edged with plasic tubing, backed with synthetic black chiffon; at the back and around the face hangs synthetic jersey covered with scrolls of silver crin, simulating hair and beard.

Date

late 20th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

Fibreglass, silver paint, metal mesh, synthetic jersey, crin, synthetic chiffon and plastic tubing.

Object history note

The helmet was made for an unidentified Royal Shakespeare Company production, probably in the 1960s or 1970s.

Historical significance: The helmet is a good example of unmistakable RSC style from the 1960/1970s, both in look and in the making techniques.

Descriptive line

Helmet from unidentified production by the Royal Shakespeare Company, third quarter 20th century.

Materials

Fibreglass; Silver paint; Metal; Synthetic jersey; Crin; Synthetic chiffon; Plastic

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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