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Snug as Lion

Image TitleSnug as Lion
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)Blake, Mervyn, 1907-2003
ObjectCostume rendering
Dimensions13 1/4 x 18 1/2
DescriptionCostume rendering for Snug as Lion in Midsummer Night's Dream: Snug on hands and knees with brown lion's head mask and lion's body costume over arms and back, to knees. Lion costume fastened with brown ties. Some of Snug's clothing is visible: red shirt with gray stars
black tights with gray stripes
black sandals.
InscriptionA Midsummer Nights Dream
Snug, Play costume, Lion
Mervyn Black, 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)
brown (color)
shirts (main garments)
red (color)
gray (color)
stars (motifs)
tights (opaque stockings)
black (color)
ties (fasteners)
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 Number540323-021
Collection TitleMotley Collection of Theatre and Costume Design (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library)