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Curtain Call: Celebrating a Century of Women Designing for Live Performance
Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Alexis Greene, and Carrie Robbins
A collaboration between The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and the League of Professional Theatre Women, Curtain Call explores the work and the role of distinguished women designing for theater, dance, and opera. Filled with more than 200 images, it features wonderful drawings, photographs, and other artifacts from the collections of the Performing Arts Library from the late 19th century to the 1950s, as well as the innovative creations of designers from 1960 to the present -- costumes, sketches, set models, lighting designs, and more. Enhanced by interviews with contemporary designers, Curtain Call provides a view behind the curtain that expands upon our understanding of what is seen on stage.
Text by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, curator of exhibitions for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts; Carrie Robbins, designer of costumes for more than 30 Broadway production; Alexis Greene, editor and author of books on the performing arts.
112 pages, More than 200 color images. Published by The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and the League of Professional Theatre Women , 2008.
Hardcover. $20.00. ISBN 978-0-9773074-1-8.
Available online from The Library Shop