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Dalhousie University. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Department of Theatre. Design, Theatrical With digital objects
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Design for "I'd like to thank..."

Item is a pen and marker sketch of a set design for Dalhousie Theatre's production of the Good Woman of Setzuan. The sketch shows a male figure in a pilot outfit standing on top of a pile of people. There is a speech bubble coming from the male figure that says "I'd like to thank all the little people!!!" There is a caption next to the figures that says "The road to success is paved with well-intentioned people!!!"

Design for "If it's free..."

Item is a pen and marker sketch of a set design for Dalhousie Theatre's production of the Good Woman of Setzuan. The sketch shows a male figure, a female figure, and another female figure holding two children. The male figure is holding several cigarette boxes and smoking several cigarettes. There is a speech bubble coming from the male figure that says "if it's free... then yes... we need it!!!" The group of figures are standing in front a building that says "take and ye shall receive."

Design for "If it's free..."

Item is a sketch of a set design for Dalhousie Theatre's production of the Good Woman of Setzuan. The sketch is composed of a photocopy of an original sketch which has been cut apart and recoloured in some places. The sketch shows a male figure, a female figure, and another female figure holding two children. The male figure is holding several cigarette boxes and smoking several cigarettes. There is a speech bubble coming from the male figure that says "if it's free... then yes... we need it!!!"

Design for "Mmmm!!!"

Item is a pen and marker sketch of a set design for Dalhousie Theatre's production of the Good Woman of Setzuan. The sketch shows a female figure leaning on a table with a hole in her body while a male figure eats her heart. Another female figure sits at the table and there is a light hanging over them. There is a speech bubble coming from the male figure which says "Mmmm!!! A good heart is a terrible thing to taste!!!"

Design for bench

Item is a pen and marker sketch of a set design for Dalhousie Theatre's production of the Good Woman of Setzuan. The sketch shows a field with a park bench and a house in the distance.

Design for bound woman

Item is a pen and marker sketch of a set design for Dalhousie Theatre's production of the Good Woman of Setzuan. The sketch shows a female figure tied to a chair with a gag in her mouth.

Design for scene 1 : Tobacco shop

Item is a pen and marker sketch of a set design for Dalhousie Theatre's production of the Good Woman of Setzuan. The design is for scene 1 and the sketch shows the inside of a tobacco shop.

Design for scene 4 : "Balloon for Florida Travel" and scene 7: "The Cheque"

Item is a pen and marker sketch of a design for Dalhousie Theatre's production of the Good Woman of Setzuan. The left side of the sketch is for scene 7 and shows an empty thought bubble. The right side of the sketch is for scene 4 and also shows an empty thought bubble. The left side of the sketch is folded underneath the rest of the sketch.

Design for scene 4 : Street in front of shop

Item is a pen and marker sketch of a set design for Dalhousie Theatre's production of the Good Woman of Setzuan. The design is for scene 4 and the sketch shows the street in front of the shop. The scenery consists of several small houses with several large advertising signs above them. On the left side of the design, there is also a box with a blank speech bubble in it. This portion of the sketch is folded underneath the rest of it.

Design for scene 4-A : "You are free..."

Item is a pen and marker sketch of a set design for Dalhousie Theatre's production of the Good Woman of Setzuan. The design is for scene 4A and the sketch shows a female figure who is being manipulated like a marionette by a male figure. There is a speech bubble coming from the male figure which says "You are free to do anything you wish... as long as you do what I say!!!" There is also a female figure, probably a prostitute, who is leaning against a lamppost and has the word "Cheap!!!" next to her head.

Design for scene 5: "My Shu Fu's thoughts in front of shop" and scene 6: "Balloon caption"

Item is a marker sketch of a design for Dalhousie Theatre's production of the Good Woman of Setzuan. The left side of the sketch is for scene 6 and shows an empty thought bubble. The right side of the sketch is for scene 5 and also shows an empty thought bubble. The left side of the sketch is folded underneath the rest of the sketch.

Design for scene 8 : Tobacco factory

Item is a pen and marker sketch of a set design for Dalhousie Theatre's production of the Good Woman of Setzuan. The design is for scene 8 and the sketch shows the inside of a tobacco factory, with a conveyor belt and other machinery.

Design for scene 9 : Office, Shui Ta's

Item is a pen and marker sketch of a set design for Dalhousie Theatre's production of the Good Woman of Setzuan. The design is for scene 9, in Shui Ta's office. The scene is mostly blank except for a framed portrait hanging on a wall.

Design for scene 9 : Office, Yan Sun

Item is a pen and marker sketch of a set design for Dalhousie Theatre's production of the Good Woman of Setzuan. The design is for scene 9, in Yan Sun's office. The scene is mostly blank except for a framed portrait hanging on a wall.

Design for scene with two trees

Item is a pen and marker sketch of a set design for Dalhousie Theatre's production of the Good Woman of Setzuan. The sketch shows a field with two trees and a trash can. Some portions of the sketch are photocopied from an original. There are some portions of the sketch which have been cut out and reattached or covered with other pieces of paper.

Design for sitting person with can

Item is a pen and marker sketch of a set design for Dalhousie Theatre's production of the Good Woman of Setzuan. The sketch shows a figure sitting on a bench in a field with a trees and a trash can. The figure is holding a can.

Design for the courthouse

Item is a pen and marker sketch of a set design for Dalhousie Theatre's production of the Good Woman of Setzuan. Some sort of rub-on coloured film and dots has also been used. The sketch is of the inside of a courthouse.

Design for the courthouse

Item is a pen and marker sketch of a set design for Dalhousie Theatre's production of the Good Woman of Setzuan. Some sort of rub-on coloured film and dots have also been used. The sketch is of the inside of a courthouse.

Design for the restaurant

Item is a pen and marker sketch of a set design for Dalhousie Theatre's production of the Good Woman of Setzuan. The sketch is of the inside of a restaurant.

Design for the restaurant

Item is a pen and marker sketch of a set design for Dalhousie Theatre's production of the Good Woman of Setzuan. The sketch is of the inside of a restaurant.

Only Some Can Take the Strain

Item is a watercolour, pastel, and pencil sketch of a costume and set design for Dalhousie Theatre's 1991 production of The Possibilities. The sketch is for a scene (probably scene 2 or 11), "Only Some Can Take the Strain." The sketch shows one figure with a feathered cap and clear visor, another male figure pulling a cart, and a third female figure with spiky hair.

Scene 1 : The Weaver's Ecstasy

Item is an oil pastel sketch of a costume and set design for Dalhousie Theatre's 1991 production of The Possibilities. The sketch is for scene 1, "The Weaver's Ecstasy at the Discovery of a New Colour." The sketch shows three male figures and two female figures standing in a tent made of colourful materials. One male figure appears to be wearing a military uniform with his face covered by a scarf, and one of the female figures is wearing a veil over her face while putting her arms around the other three figures.

Scene 10 : Not Him

Item is a watercolour, pastel, and pencil sketch of a costume and set design for Dalhousie Theatre's 1991 production of The Possibilities. The sketch is for scene 10, "Not Him." The sketch shows two female figures and one male figure. The male figure is holding a bag of severed heads.

Scene 10 : Not Him

Item is a watercolour, pastel, and pencil sketch of a costume and set design for Dalhousie Theatre's 1991 production of The Possibilities. The sketch is for scene 10, "...Not Him." The sketch shows one male figure in an elaborate uniform standing beside two female figures wearing robes and veils over their faces.

Scene 2 : Kiss My Hands

Item is a watercolour, pastel, and pencil sketch of a costume and set design for Dalhousie Theatre's 1991 production of The Possibilities. The sketch is for scene 2, "Kiss my Hands." The sketch shows six figures, three of whom are wearing military uniforms and holding weapons. The other three figures are wearing pajamas and appear to be a mother, father, and son. The father's hands are bound and he is being led away by one of the military people.

Scene 3 : Necessity

Item is a watercolour, pastel, and pencil sketch of a costume and set design for Dalhousie Theatre's 1991 production of The Possibilities. The sketch is for scene 3, "Necessity for Prost. in Advanced Societies." The sketch shows one male figure and three female figures standing together.

Scene 4 : Reasons for the Fall of Emperors

Item is a watercolour, pastel, and pencil sketch of a costume and set design for Dalhousie Theatre's 1991 production of The Possibilities. The sketch is for scene 4, "Reasons for the Fall of Emperors." The sketch shows three male figures in different military uniforms. The figures are standing together with a desert and a tent in the background.

Scene 6 : The Dumb Woman's Ecstasy

Item is a watercolour, pastel, and pencil sketch of a costume and set design for Dalhousie Theatre's 1991 production of The Possibilities. The sketch is for scene 6, "The Dumb Woman's Ecstasy." The sketch shows one female figure and two male figures standing together and wearing costumes. One of the male figures is holding a bag that says "La Coutlier de la Torture."

Scene 7 : She Sees the Argument, But

Item is a watercolour, pastel, and pencil sketch of a costume and set design for Dalhousie Theatre's 1991 production of The Possibilities. The sketch is for scene 7, "She Sees the Argument - But..." The sketch shows three female figures in grey work uniforms standing together.

Scene 8 : The Unforseen Consequences

Item is a watercolour, pastel, and pencil sketch of a costume and set design for Dalhousie Theatre's 1991 production of The Possibilities. The sketch is for scene 8, "The Unforeseen Consequences of a Patriotic Act." The sketch shows two figures in red-brown robes and one female figure in a white and gold robe with a parasol.

Scene 9 : The Philosophical Lieutenant

Item is a watercolour, pastel, and pencil sketch of a costume and set design for Dalhousie Theatre's 1991 production of The Possibilities. The sketch is for scene 9, "The Philosophical Lieutenant and the Three Village Women." The sketch shows one male figure sitting in a chair with three women in black around him. One of the woman is threatening him with a knife behind him. There is also another male figure in the distance.

Set design for The Taming of the Shrew

Item is a watercolour set design for Dalhousie Theatre's production of the Taming of the Shrew. The sketch shows on large illustration of the stage surrounded by four smaller illustrations of the stage, each with a different set.

Sketch of Jan's basement

Item is a pencil sketch of a set design for Dalhousie Theatre's 1984 production of Grease. The design is for Jan's basement in act II, scene IV. The sketch shows a large poster of a rock star with several seats and cushions in front of it. There are notes about the design on the front and back of the sketch.

Sketch of Rydell High sign

Item is a set design sketch for Dalhousie Theatre's 1984 production of Grease. The design is for the Rydell High sign. The sign reads "Rydell High Welcomes Class of '59." The lettering on the sign is printed while the rest of the design is executed with pen and markers.

Sketch of Sandy's bedroom : Act I, scene IV

Item is a pencil sketch of a set design for Dalhousie Theatre's 1984 production of Grease. The design is for Sandy's bedroom in act I, scene IV. The sketch shows a bed with a heart-shaped headboard and a canopy. There are additional sketches and notes on the back of the sketch.

Sketch of cafeteria : Act I, scene II

Item is a pencil sketch of a set design for Dalhousie Theatre's 1984 production of Grease. The design is for the cafeteria in act I, scene II. The sketch shows a table with chairs around it. There are notes about the design on the front and back of the sketch.

Sketch of large Rydell High sign

Item is a marker sketch of a set design for Dalhousie Theatre's 1984 production of Grease. The design is for the Rydell High gym decor in Act I scene I. The sketch shows a large sign that says "Rydell High Welcomes Class of '59."

Sketch of outside the gym at Rydell High

Item is a pencil sketch of a set design for Dalhousie Theatre's 1984 production of Grease. The design is for outside the gym at Rydell High in act I, scene II. The sketch shows a large door with steps in front of it and a sign that says "GYM." There are notes about the design on the front and back of the sketch.

Stage design

Item is a watercolour sketch of a set design for Dalhousie Theatre's 1989 production of little Mary Sunshine. The sketch shows the entire stage design, with a teepee, a cabin, several pine trees, and a sign reading "Colorado Inn."