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Percy Anderson designs

Title
Percy Anderson designs, 1905.
Author
Anderson, Percy, -1928.

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Box 1Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Vim 2010-041 Box 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre

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Description
1 box (ca. 119 drawings) : col.; 40 x 29 cm. or smaller.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Costume design drawings.
Location of Other Archival Materials (note)
  • The Billy Rose Theatre Division.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Folder list available on Internet.
Call Number
*T-Vim 2010-041
OCLC
669056231
Author
Anderson, Percy, -1928. Artist
Title
Percy Anderson designs, 1905.
Summary
Original designs, primarily for costumes, by Percy Anderson for the theatrical productions of Adrea by David Belasco and John Luther Long (Belasco Theatre), 1905; and 2 costume designs for Twelfth night by William Shakespeare, n.d. For the play Adrea, there are also 9 boot plots with sketches, notes and samples, and a stage curtain design for the Belasco theatre.
Biography
Designer and painter Percy Anderson was known in England for his work with producer Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree and the original productions of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas (all D'Oyly Carte productions at the Savoy from The yeoman of the guard on). The majority of Anderson's design work on Broadway occurred prior to 1915. At a time when theatrical designers were unknown, Percy Anderson was acknowledged in playbills and his name mentioned in reviews. He died October 28, 1928 at the age of 77 in London.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Costume designs for Disraeli, 1911, Sweet Kitty Bellairs, 1903, and The Tempest, 1921, may be found in The Billy Rose Theatre Division.
Indexes
Folder list available on Internet.
Local Note
Additional costume designs for Twelfth night, possibly by Percy Anderson, are filed under show title.
The tempest designs' call number is *T-VIM 1990-023; Sweet Kitty Bellairs' call number is *T-VIM 2010-045; Disraeli designs are filed under show title.
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Research Call Number
*T-Vim 2010-041
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