Baxter, Hilary (2010) The way to keep him. [Performance]
|Type of Research:||Performance|
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.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||Costume design, LynchPin Productions Theatre Company|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Wimbledon College of Arts|
|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)|
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|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|
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