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   Costume and Set Designs for the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival: 1956-2002.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Raphael Bernstein Collection of Costume and Set Designs for the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:5767616 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Bernstein, Raphael, collector.
Title:Costume and Set Designs for the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival: 1956-2002.
Physical description:9 linear ft. (5 flat boxes, 5 framed items, and loose items).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by individual artists. The Call Number is from the three-ringed binder of individually cataloged images which is part of the collection.

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Description

Scope and Content

138 original scenic, costume, and prop designs, executed variously in watercolor, gouache, pastel, ink, colored pencil, and graphite pencil for the Stratford Shakespearean Festival or Canada, as well as some related items. Some of the designs have attached fabric swatches. The bulk of the work is designs for Shakespearean plays, but there are also designs for other works such as "The Man of La Mancha" and Gogol's "The Government Inspector."

In the collection there is a three-ringed binder of individually cataloged images, as well as a publication by the Hood Museum of Art, "Designs for theatre : Stratford Festival, 1954-1990 / Hood Museum of Art, in association with the Stratford Shakespearean Festival Foundation of Canada".

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Raphael Bernstein Collection of Costume and Set Designs for the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Alyssa Meyers (GSAS 2012). Finding aid written by Alyssa Meyers in April 2007.

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Design drawingsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Benson, Susan.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Brown, Lewis.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Clark, Patrick.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Costume design drawings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Curtis, Ann.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hanson, Debra.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Heeley, Desmond.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hurry, Leslie, 1909-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mann, Martha.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mitchell, Clare.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Moiseiwitsch, Tanya, 1914-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Paraschuk, DoublasPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Paye, Robin Fraser.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pennoyer, John.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Set design drawings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Stage history--Canada.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Silver, Philip.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stratford Festival (Ont.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Thorne, Gary Thomas.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wallace, Victoria.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Raphael Bernstein received his B.S. from Columbia University's School of Engineering in 1956 and his M.B.A. in 1959. The Parnassus Foundation was established in December 1986 by Raphael and Jane Bernstein for purposes that include the encouragement of original creative work in the arts and humanities.

The Shakespearean Stratford Festival was established in 1953. The festival is world renowned and takes place in four theatres throughout the city: the Festival Theatre, Avon Theatre, Tom Patterson Theatre and the Studio Theatre. Celebrities such as Alec Guinness, Christopher Plummer, and Dame Maggie Smith have performed at the festival.

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