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Hamlet

  • Object:

    Wig

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1920s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Human hair on cotton gauze

  • Museum number:

    S.95-1985

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Wig made from black human hair knotted into a cotton gauze cap with a gauze band front. The gauze over the forehead has been stained with stage make-up. The back of the wig cap is made from caul netting. The wig has shrunk over time.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1920s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Human hair on cotton gauze

Dimensions

Circumference: 53.4 cm

Object history note

Wig worn by Murray Carrington as Hamlet in William Shakespeare's play 'Hamlet'.

Descriptive line

Wig worn by Murray Carrington as the title character in Hamlet, ca.1920s.

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission

Materials

Human hair; Cotton gauze; Net

Techniques

Wig-making

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Theatre; Hair and hairstyles

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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