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On display at V&A South Kensington
Theatre & Performance, Room 103

Costume Design

circa 1921 (designed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Jack in the Green was first performed at London Coliseum 4 July 1921. It was performed by the corps de ballet to music by Gustav Holst for the first three weeks of Karsavina’s four-week season in variety at the London Coliseum. It was a short ballet probably arranged by Tamara Karsavina.

An account of this production in Karsarvina’s Art. Contrasts at the Coliseum, The Times 5 July 1921 p.8, claimed that ‘the dresses alone are well worth one or more visits to the Coliseum’ referring to ‘the rustic dresses in the ‘Jack in the Green’ dance, with, by way of contrast, the more imposing attire of the Lord and Lady … the whole thing is a series of beautiful pictures which made one realise once more how great a loss to the English stage Mr. Lovat Fraser’s death entailed.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Hand-free drawing and annotation: black ink, pencil, and watercolour on cream paper. Also includes textile samples and metal pin.
Brief Description
Costume designed by Claud Lovat Fraser for The Lord in Jack in the Green performed Karsavina’s July 1921 season in variety at the London Coliseum. Rachel Cameron Collection.
Physical Description
Costume design for a male dancer in a version of a lord outfit. The figure is in profile depicting the shape of the cocked hat and length of the coat. Samples of blue-green, red, purple and yellow fabric are pinned to the paper.



Dimensions
  • Height: 19.2cm
  • Width: 26.1cm
Credit line
Rachel Cameron Bequest
Summary
Jack in the Green was first performed at London Coliseum 4 July 1921. It was performed by the corps de ballet to music by Gustav Holst for the first three weeks of Karsavina’s four-week season in variety at the London Coliseum. It was a short ballet probably arranged by Tamara Karsavina.



An account of this production in Karsarvina’s Art. Contrasts at the Coliseum, The Times 5 July 1921 p.8, claimed that ‘the dresses alone are well worth one or more visits to the Coliseum’ referring to ‘the rustic dresses in the ‘Jack in the Green’ dance, with, by way of contrast, the more imposing attire of the Lord and Lady … the whole thing is a series of beautiful pictures which made one realise once more how great a loss to the English stage Mr. Lovat Fraser’s death entailed.

Collection
Accession Number
S.4-2012

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record createdJanuary 3, 2012
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