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Norman Bel Geddes (American, 1893-1958)
Model stage for Iphigenia in Aulis
Ca. 1935
Mixed media

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Norman Bel Geddes Database

Job 344, Iphigenia in Aulis, 1935

Summary: This opera in three acts was written by Baili Du Roullet, with music by Christoph Willibald Gluck. It was directed by Herbert Graf, with settings, costumes, and lighting by Bel Geddes and choreography by Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman. It was produced by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association under Leopold Stokowski at the Academy of Music in February 1935 (the American premiere) starring Rosa Tentoni and Joseph Bentonelli.

Hunter Code: OP 4
Hunter Guide: page 143


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Box/Location Folder Description
object a 1 Model (box is 34 x 34 1/2 x 28 1/2 inches).
flat file a 2-3 Model --- Drawing and blueprint.
flat file b 1 Scene Renderings --- Sanguine.
theater box 116 b 3 Scene Renderings --- 18 Pastel sketches of lighting.
flat file c 1-2 Costume Renderings --- 2 Ink and watercolors.
theater box 116 c 3-4 Costume Renderings --- 23 Sketches.
theater box 116 c 5 Costume Renderings --- Costume chart.
flat file d 1-6 Drawings --- Details.
theater box 116 e 1 Preliminary Sketches --- 2 Plans and elevation.
flat file f 1-6 Drawings --- 6 Plans and elevations.
theater box 116 g 1a-c Production Record Book --- Score, action diagrams, lighting, costume and property lists.
theater box 116 h 1 Photographs --- Production photos.
oversize box 21 h 2 Photographs --- Production photos (continued).
theater box 116 h 3 Photographs --- Production photos, captions, photos of scene renderings.
negative box 39 h 4 Photographs --- 25 Negatives of model.
theater box 116 h 5 Photographs --- Negatives of production [Not Iphigenia. See Lysistrata (194) DR-27 h.15].
theater box 116 h 6 Photographs --- Record Copy Book photos.
flat file h 7 Photographs --- 4 Production stills.
theater box 116 i 1-3, 5 Publicity --- Clippings.
flat file i 4 Publicity ---- Clippings.
theater box 116 j 1 Correspondence.
theater box 117 l 1 Action charts.
theater box 117 m 1 Program.
theater box 117 o 1 Contract and expense records.
theater box 117 p 1 Production Specifications --- Rehearsal schedule.
theater box 117 t 1 Music --- Vocal score w/ ms. notes.
theater box 117 u 1 Lighting charts.

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