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The Beggar's Opera

Costume Design
1963 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Costume designed by Leslie Hurry for a woman in The Beggars' Opera produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company 1963.

Leslie Hurry designed the costumes for The Royal Shakespeare's Company's production of The Beggars' Opera by John Gay with the tunes newly arranged by Raymond Leppard which was directed by Peter Wood at the Aldwych Theatre opening on 16 July 1963. According to the Daily Mail (17 July 1963) Hurry's costumes caught 'Gay's bitter spirit perfectly'. The set was designed by Sean Kenny.


Object details

Category
Object type
TitleThe Beggar's Opera (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Ink and pencil on paper
Brief description
Costume designed by Leslie Hurry for a woman in The Beggar's Opera produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company 1963
Physical description
Ink and pencil on paper costume design by Leslie Hurry for a woman in The Beggars' Opera produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company 1963. The woman depicted is wearing a long yellow dress with sleeves.
Dimensions
  • Height: 35.5cm
  • Width: 25cm
Marks and inscriptions
  • Illegible writing, possibly character name (On front side in ink)
  • 150 (On reverse side in pencil)
Credit line
Given by Mrs Caro Rathbone
Summary
Costume designed by Leslie Hurry for a woman in The Beggars' Opera produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company 1963.

Leslie Hurry designed the costumes for The Royal Shakespeare's Company's production of The Beggars' Opera by John Gay with the tunes newly arranged by Raymond Leppard which was directed by Peter Wood at the Aldwych Theatre opening on 16 July 1963. According to the Daily Mail (17 July 1963) Hurry's costumes caught 'Gay's bitter spirit perfectly'. The set was designed by Sean Kenny.
Collection
Accession number
S.1973-2014

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Record createdAugust 27, 2014
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