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Theatre costume

Theatre costume

  • Date:

    1973 (made)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Royal Academy of Dance

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Harlequin-print body tights, black and yellow belt with large buckle, black synthetic hood, half-mask and pair of hoop earrings.


1973 (made)


Width: 23 cm Body tights - width at 'waist' (laid flat), Length: 130 cm Body tights - Collar to toe (laid flat), Length: 74 cm Body tights - inside leg (crotch to toe, laid flat), Length: 58 cm Body tights - shoulder to cuff (without trim - laid flat), Width: 33 cm Body tights - shoulder to shoulder (laid flat), Length: 81 cm Belt, Width: 4 cm Belt

Object history note

A Royal Ballet label that arrived with the costume on acquisition states that an 'orange cocked hat', 'white ankle sox' and 'black flats' are missing.

Descriptive line

Costume for Harlequin in Frederick Ashton and Ninette de Valois' The Harlequinade World of Harlequin, designed by Peter Courtier, Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe, 1973.


Theatre and Performance Collection

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