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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.101-1985

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Wig made from grey human hair knotted into a cotton gauze cap with a band front. The hair is sparse over the crown of the head to give a balding effect. The band front over the forehead has been stained with stage make-up. It has been repaired over the years with patches of gauze. The drawstrings at the ears of the wig would have kept the wig in place.

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: 55.9 cm

Object history note

Wig worn by Murray Carrington as Prospero in William Shakespeare's play 'The Tempest'.

Descriptive line

Wig worn by Murray Carrington as Prospero in The Tempest, 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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