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First Oberon Attendant

Image TitleFirst Oberon Attendant
Performance TitleMidsummer Night's Dream
Opening Performance Date1954
TheaterRoyal Shakespeare Theatre (Stratford-upon-Avon, England)
AuthorShakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Associated People (Director)Devine, George, 1910-1966
Associated People (Actor)Turner, John, 1932-
ObjectCostume design
Dimensions12 7/8 x 18 1/2
DescriptionCostume rendering for First Oberon Attendant in Midsummer Night's Dream: orange mask covers head, nose, eyes, and neck
black on nose
orange with white dots on head and neck
orange and blue feathers atop head. Brown sleeves with white, covering hands. Brown tights with white, covering feet. Bright blue chest plate with white. Entire costume has scale pattern. Accompanied by rendering of back of costume, five color and three fabric swatches. Archaic Greek with Eastern influence
c. 500 B.C.
Assyria, Persia, Phrygia
InscriptionA Midsummer Nights Dream
1st Oberon Attendant
John Turner, in manuscript hand, upper right corner.
Style or PeriodArchaic Greek with Eastern influence
c. 500 B.C.
Assyria, Persia, Phrygia
Production notes
Subject I (AAT)costume design
costumes (character dress)
gouaches (paintings)
face masks
scale pattern
Subject II (TGMI)Theatrical productions
Costume Design drawings
Subject III (LCSH)Theater--History
RightsRare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; For questions regarding these materials, please contact the Rare Book and Manuscript Library:
Physical LocationUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Inventory Number540323-022
Collection TitleMotley Collection of Theatre and Costume Design (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library)