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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 200

Miscellaneous theatrical set designs


Theatrical set designs, chiefly for the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada.


  • 1661-1975 and undated

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2 linear feet (6 drawers)

Set designs in watercolor, ink, pastel, wash, and other mediums for various theatrical shows, including designs by Edward Gordon Craig for Hamlet and designs by Robert O'Hearn for productions at the Brattle Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Also includes costume designs for several productions staged at the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada, among other items.


Arranged alphabetically by name of designer.

Physical Location

pf, ppf

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various sources at various times. Accession information is given with the item entry.

Miscellaneous theatrical set designs, 1661-1975: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description

Repository Details

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