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Patton Campbell designs, 1948-1995
- 20.75 linear feet (31 oversized boxes)
Consists of full color costume renderings accompanied by fabric swatches. Also set renderings, blueprints, and research materials. Most of the designs in this collectionwere drawn for operatic productions at the New York City and Santa Fe Operas.
Theatrical designer Patton Campbell (1926- ) graduated from Yale College in 1950 and received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama in 1952, where he studied design under Donald Oenslager. Although Campbell's training covered sets, lighting and costumes, costumes were to become his primary focus.
Campbell's Broadway debut in 1955 was as scenic and lighting designer for THE GRAND PRIZE at the Plymouth Theatre. He then went on, early in his Broadway career, toassist such notable designers as Rouben Ter-Arutunian (on REDHEAD in 1959), William and Jean Eckart (on FIORELLO in 1959), and Cecil Beaton (on TENDERLOIN in 1960). All in all, Campbell designed or co-designed 22 Broadway shows, including the original production of MAN OF LA MANCHA which he co-designed with Howard Bay, receiving a Tony nomination.
Campbell also designed twenty productions for the New YorkCity Opera; sets, costumes and lighting for the Santa Fe (New Mexico) and Glimmerglass (Cooperstown, N.Y.) Opera Companies; costumes for productions of GONE WITH THE WIND in Tokyo and at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London, and for the National Tours of OLIVER!, AFTER THE FALL, andON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER.
Mr. Campbell taught design between 1955 and 1991, serving on the faculties of several universities.
Controlled Access Terms
- New York City Opera.
- Santa Fe Opera.
- Costume design.
- Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery.
- Opera -- Stage-setting and scenery.
- Costume design drawings.
- Set design drawings.