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Costume design

Costume design

  • Date:

    1988 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hudson, Richard, born 1954 (designers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, watercolour and crayon on card

  • Museum number:

    S.838-1997

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Date

1988 (made)

Artist/maker

Hudson, Richard, born 1954 (designers)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, watercolour and crayon on card

Marks and inscriptions

'Richard Hudson'
Signature. Lower left hand side of Mme Tourousina figure.

'Mme Tourousina'
Textual information. Left hand side of Mme Tourousina figure.

'Mashenka'
Textual information. Upper left hand side of Mashenka figure.

'red boots'
Textual information. Lower right hand side of Mashenka figure.

'Kourchaev'
Textual information. Lower right hand side of Kourchaev figure.

Object history note

Richard Hudson designed all but one of the productions in Jonathan Miller's season at the Old Vic in 1988. The success of his designs for Andromache, Too Clever By Half, Bussy D'Ambois, One Way Pendulum and The Tempest won him the 1988 Designer of the Year Award in both the Laurence Olivier Awards and the Drama Magazine Awards. Associated production: Too Clever By Half, or, Even a Wise Man Stumbles, or, The Diary of a Scoundrel. Designer: Richard Hudson. Director: Richard Jones. Actors: Rosalind Knight, Julia Bardsley, Aden Gillett. Old Vic, London. Rodney Ackland's adaptation was originally called The Diary of a Scoundrel and has been performed elsewhere under this title. The play has also been translated as Even a Wise Man Stumbles. Rosalind Knight played the role of Mme Tourousina, Julia Bardsley played the role of Mashenka and Aden Gillett played the role of Kourchaev in this production. Set model and designs by Richard Hudson for Andromache: S.826 to S.834-1997. Set model and designs by Richard Hudson for Too Clever By Half: S.835 - S.844-1997.

Descriptive line

Sheet of costume designs by Richard Hudson for Mme Tourousina, Mashenka, Kourchaev and Pilgrims in Too Clever By Half, 1988

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Designs; Stage costumes

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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