The Duchess of Malfi

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Acquired in 1994 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Voytek
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
T&P
credit
Gift of Voytek, 1992
date_end
1979-12-31
date_start
1979-01-01
date_text
1979 (designed)
descriptive_line
Costume design by Voytek for Peter Eyre as The Cardinal in The Duchess of Malfi, Birmingham Repertory Theatre and UK tour, 1979
dimensions
Height: 38 cm, Width: 25.3 cm
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exhibition_history
gallery
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id
1146372
label
last_checked
2014-08-31T21:18:37.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-31T21:18:37.000Z
latitude
54.313919
location
In Storage
longitude
-2.23218
marks
'the cardinal / Voytek / 79'
materials
paper, pencil, pastel
materials_techniques
Pencil and pastel on paper
museum_number
S.1607-1994
museum_number_token
s16071994
object_number
O1299632
object_type
Costume Design
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original_price
physical_description
This design depicts the Cardinal in a fur trimmed, long flowing red coat complete with gold embroidery and a large ring.
place
Great Britain
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production_note
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public_access_description
Costume design by Voytek for Peter Eyre as the Cardinal in The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster, directed by Keith Hack and produced by Birmingham Repertory Theatre in association with Duncan C. Weldon and Louis I. Michaels for Triumph Theatre Productions at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and subsequent UK tour, 1979. The production premiered on 3 May 1979. Dubbed Voytek by George Devine, Wojciech Roman Pawel Jerzy Szendzikowski (1925-2014), was known for his distinctive designs for the stage, theatre and film. Drawing his elaborate designs from in depth analysis of each script or screenplay. Winning the Military Cross for his role in the Second World War, Voytek transferring first to Italy and then to Scotland after the end of the war where he enrolled at the Dundee Art Collage. In 1947 he moved to London, becoming a student of stage design at the Old Vic Theatre School. His career as a stage set and costume designer began with the Nottingham Playhouse whist his work on TV drama began with ABC Television and on film with Roman Polanski’s Cul-de-Sac. His theatrical works concentrated on major regional theatre and touring companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company, Nottingham Playhouse, Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Shared Experience; he was head of design at the Liverpool Playhouse from 1981-1982. The collection this design is from also contains working drawings, model pieces, photograph, production notes as well as press cuttings and programmes relating to Voytek’s career as a production designer for the stage, television and film.
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the-duchess-of-malfi-costume-design-voytek
sys_updated
2014-08-28T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
drawing
title
The Duchess of Malfi
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vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1979
year_start
1979