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Theseus' Courtyard

Image TitleTheseus' Courtyard
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
ObjectSet design
Dimensions17 5/8 x 11 1/4
DescriptionSet design for Theseus' Courtyard in Midsummer Night's Dream (mechanical): ornamental pavilion off to stage right. Tall trees behind pavilion. Short bushy trees along border of courtyard. Buildings in distant background. Theseus standing in pavilion
three soldiers facing Theseus, two with shields. Accompanied of color thumbnail sketch of Theseus' Courtyard.
Style or PeriodArchaic Greek with Eastern influence
c. 500 B.C.
Assyria, Persia, Phrygia
Production notes
Subject I (AAT)scenography (discipline)
buildings (structures)
preliminary sketches (sketches)
Subject II (TGMI)Theatrical productions
Set 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 Number540323-027
Collection TitleMotley Collection of Theatre and Costume Design (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library)