James Hart Stearns designs,

Title
James Hart Stearns designs, 1966-1968.
Author
Stearns, James Hart.
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Box 1Still imageSupervised useAvailable*T-Vim 1998-041 Box 1Offsite
Box 2Still imageSupervised useAvailable*T-Vim 1998-041 Box 2Offsite
Box 3Still imageRestricted useTemporarily unavailable*T-Vim 1998-041 Box 3Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre

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Description
2 lin. ft. (3 oversize boxes); 23 in. x 29 in.
Genre/Form
Costume design drawings.
Source (note)
  • Nancy G. Toepfer
Biography (note)
  • Costume and scene designer, born in Wichita, Kansas, James Hart Stearns first studied painting at Wichita University, then continued studying at the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston, Massachusetts. After completing his Masters of Art in Drama at Stanford University in California, he spent a year there as the Artist-In-Residence.
  • Stearns designed costumes and sets for the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center at the Vivian Beaumont from 1965-1969. During the inaugural season of the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center, he designed the costumes and sets for such plays as DANTON'S DEATH, THE COUNTRY WIFE, THE ALCHEMIST, THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, THE EAST WIND, GALILEO, and YERMA. Additionally, Stearns designed the costumes and sets for THE BIRDS, THE FIREBUGS, HALFWAY UP THE TREE, THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, and UNCLE VANYA. He also designed the costumes and sets for the Stratford Festival and for Broadway productions.
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  • Finding aid available in repository and on the Internet.
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  • Cataloged
Call Number
*T-Vim 1998-041
Author
Stearns, James Hart.
Title
James Hart Stearns designs, 1966-1968.
Summary
This collection contains costume sketches and a maquette from Stearns tenure at the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center. The material spans the years 1966-1968 with two folders of undated material. Contains costume designs for CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, THE ALCHEMIST, CYRANO DE BERGERAC, QUALITY STREET, YERMA and EAVES COSTUME COMPANY. The maquette is for TIGER AT THE GATES.
Biography
Costume and scene designer, born in Wichita, Kansas, James Hart Stearns first studied painting at Wichita University, then continued studying at the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston, Massachusetts. After completing his Masters of Art in Drama at Stanford University in California, he spent a year there as the Artist-In-Residence.
Stearns first became associated with the Actor's Workshop (San Francisco) in 1956 when he designed the sets for the play, THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS. Also, during this time he was the Display Director at Gump's, San Francisco's leading department store. However, in 1963, he quit his job at Gump's to become the resident designer of the Actor's Workshop, where he remained for the next 13 years.
Stearns designed costumes and sets for the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center at the Vivian Beaumont from 1965-1969. During the inaugural season of the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center, he designed the costumes and sets for such plays as DANTON'S DEATH, THE COUNTRY WIFE, THE ALCHEMIST, THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, THE EAST WIND, GALILEO, and YERMA. Additionally, Stearns designed the costumes and sets for THE BIRDS, THE FIREBUGS, HALFWAY UP THE TREE, THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, and UNCLE VANYA. He also designed the costumes and sets for the Stratford Festival and for Broadway productions.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository and on the Internet.
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*T-Vim 1998-041
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