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Wig

  • 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.97-1985

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Wig made from red human hair knotted into a cotton gauze foundation with a gauze band front. The gauze over the forehead has been stained with stage make-up.

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: 55.8 cm

Object history note

Wig worn by Murray Carrington as Horatio in William Shakespeare's play 'Hamlet'. Carrington also wore the same wig when he played Romeo in William Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet".

Descriptive line

Wig worn by Murray Carrington as Horatio in Hamlet and as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, ca. 1920s

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission

Materials

Human hair; Cotton gauze

Techniques

Wig-making

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Theatre; Hair and hairstyles

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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