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The way to keep him

Baxter, Hilary (2010) The way to keep him. [Performance]

Type of Research: Performance
Creators: Baxter, Hilary

Costume design for the performance organised by the Artifice company.

A comic object lesson in the consequences and avoidance of boredom in marriage. Arthur Murphy originally wrote this as a short afterpiece for David Garrick at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in 1760.

Thirteen years before She Stoops to Conquer and seventeen before The School for Scandal, this is miniature Georgian comedy at its best.

No, it's not all happily-ever-after once the marriage vows have been spoken. An old recipe: take one couple married two years, an eligible bachelor and a merry widow, stir in two maids and a footman, marinate in love, jealousy, passion, betrayal and pretence. 'The Way to Keep Him' is a swift, classic piece of high comedy played by a new company of young professionals which matches plays with environments, in a gorgeous venue that might have been designed for the play.

The preview performance of The Way to Keep Him given in advance of the trip to Edinburgh was Artifice's first costumed performance there, and a great success.

Other Contributors:
PerformerBryant, Paul
PerformerCann, Robert
PerformerCapper, Tom
PerformerCrooks, Katie
PerformerHaslam, Lynne-Marie
PerformerMurton, Eli
PerformerO'Malley, Joseph
PerformerHughes, Polly
DirectorNapier, Kate
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: Costume design, LynchPin Productions Theatre Company
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Wimbledon College of Art
Date: 30 August 2010
Funders: Arts and Humanities Research Council, AHRC, The British Academy
Related Websites: http://www.artifice.org.uk/www.artifice.org.uk/Shows.html, http://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/theatre/way-to-keep-him, http://www.lynchpinptc.co.uk/The_Way_to_Keep_Him.html
Projects or Series: Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Spotlites at the Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 22 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EP30 August 2010UNSPECIFIED
The Electric Theatre Cafe Bar, Guildford1 March 2010UNSPECIFIED
Material/Media: Performance piece accompanied with period costumes
Measurements or Duration of item: 1 hour 20 minutes
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2012 13:49
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2014 10:53
Item ID: 4193
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/4193

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