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Macbeth

  • Object:

    Wig

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1920 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Human hair on silk gauze

  • Museum number:

    S.98-1985

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

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

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1920 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Human hair on silk gauze

Dimensions

Circumference: 55.9 cm

Object history note

Wig worn by Murray Carrington as Macbeth in William Shakespeare's play 'Macbeth', possibly at Stratford-upon-Avon.

Descriptive line

Wig worn by Murray Carrington as Macbeth, possibly at Stratford-upon-Avon, 1920

Materials

Human hair; Silk gauze

Techniques

Wig-making

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Theatre; Hair and hairstyles

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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