Dream Designers: Staging Fantasy
History of Art MA students have been working with the Theatre Collection to curate an exhibition that draws on the extensive collections of set and costume designs. Originally planned to open on-site at the Park Row reading rooms in May, the students had to reinvent their ideas into an online format, following the lockdown in March. They have worked incredibly hard to re-imagine the exhibition and the result is available here on the Theatre Collection website.
The exhibition Dream Designers: Staging Fantasy focuses on the work and archives of the twentieth century designers Yolanda Sonnabend, Julia Trevelyan Oman and Ralph Adron. From Unicorn Theatre’s Lizzie Dripping and the Witch to comparative productions of the ballet The Nutcracker, the exhibition uses personal and professional archives, film clips and interview to explore how the magic of fantasy and dreams can be created on stage.
Please click HoA exhibition 2020 (PDF, 5,997kB) to access the exhibition and please note that there are links within the exhibition which can be followed for further information.