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Acquired in 2001 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Stone, Alix
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T&P
credit
date_end
1966-12-31
date_start
1966-01-01
date_text
1966
descriptive_line
Model piece by Alix Stone for "Gloriana", Sadler's Wells Opera at Sadler's Wells, October 21st, 1966
dimensions
Height: 6 mm Wood stick, Width: 656 mm Wood stick, Depth: 6 mm Wood stick, Height: 138 mm 1st Fabric banner, Width: 68 mm 1st fabric banner, Height: 142 mm 2nd fabric banner, Width: 76 mm 2nd fabric banner
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exhibition_history
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history_note
This model piece by Alix Stone is part of an extensive collection of designs purchased by the Theatre Museum directly from the artist in 1994. The design was executed for a production of Benjamin Britten's opera "Gloriana" by the Sadler's Wells Opera at Sadler's Wells, October 21st 1966. The libretto by William Plomer is based on Lytton Strachey's book "Elizabeth and Essex". The opera was produced by Colin Graham, conducted by Mario Bernardi, choroegraphed by Peter Darrell, and lit by Charles Bristow. Sylvia Fisher sang the role of Queen Elizabeth I, John Wakefield was Essex, and John Cameron was Cecil. The production was revived at Sadler's Wells in September 1967, and March 1968. It was also performed at the Aldeburgh Festival in June 1968. In February 1969 the designs were revised by Alix Stone when Sadler's Wells Opera (later English National Opera) moved to the much larger stage of the London Coliseum. This revised production was revived at the Coliseum in August 1972, February 1975, and March 1984 (when it was recorded for Channel 4 TV and released on video). The production also toured to the Vienna Volksoper in June 1975; and to the USA where it was performed at the Metropolitan Opera House in the summer of 1984.
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160
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2014-08-29T19:18:26.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:18:26.000Z
latitude
location
In Storage
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marks
materials
wood, paper, ink, cloth, foil
materials_techniques
Wood, fabric, paper, paper foil, and ink construction
museum_number
S.135-2001
museum_number_token
s1352001
object_number
O62739
object_type
Theatre design
on_display
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original_price
physical_description
Two fabric banners with paper foil & fabric collage, and ink drawing stapled on to a wooden stick.
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production_note
Reason For Production: Commission
production_type
Unique
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
2
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slug
theatre-design-stone-alix
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
drawn, collage, glueing
title
updated
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year_end
1966
year_start
1966