I’ve been sitting too long today doing a set design project, so tomorrow I’ll get out into the cool 9 degrees C. and work off the extra few grams that are still lingering after a second helping of Christmas pudding before New Year’s Eve.
But before I meet tomorrow’s chill, here’s something a bit chilly from the book “The Development of the Theatre” by Allardyce Nicoll (3rd Edn. Pub. 1948 by George G. Harrap). It is a set design for a production of ‘Macbeth’ in New York and it looks strangely like the front freestanding part of my set design for a production of ‘Farndale Avenue … Macbeth’ at the Crescent Theatre, Birmingham which I’ve included at the base of this blog. It would be kinda spooky if I didn’t realise that ‘originality is merely undetected plagiarism’.
Further stage production design by Grant include:Sheila Carradine’s Direction of Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte starring Cathy Homer and Patrick Baladi
I have found one clue to writing a bursary for theatre:
“The second type of bursary, also known as a “scholarship” or “prize“, is one based on performance. These awards are generally given for good performance in the exams preceding university or college entrance in which the student achieves grades above the standard entry. These can be awarded by the university, or, sometimes by companies.”
I welcome any help in writing details for this new bursary fund. Grant
Theatre Programme in background for “The Witch’s Spell” by Audrey Thompson and “Faust” opera by Charles Gounod (Adapted for the puppet stage by Gilbert Bailey. Puppeteers and voices: Gordon Murray, Joy Latham, Gilbert Bailey, Frida Taylor. Musical Advisor: Adrian Cruft
Portrait in oil (top left) of Joy Latham by Arthur Taylor