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NEW MORGAN EXHIBITION EXAMINES THE ARTISTRY AND INNOVATION OF TWENTIETH-CENTURY STAGE DESIGN

Show Features Drawings, Watercolor Illustrations, Musical Scores, and Related Material from the Russian Avant-Garde to the American Theater of the 1960s

Creating the Modern Stage: Designs for Theater and Opera
On View May 22 through August 16


**Press Preview: Thursday, May 21, 2009, 10 a.m. until noon**

New York, NY, April 1, 2009—The twentieth century saw a renaissance in the art of the theater. Modern technology and materials allowed for innovative approaches to stage sets. New theories concerning the role of the actor and set in theatrical performances encouraged a radical departure from long-standing practices and the moribund literalism of the nineteenth-century stage. Imagination and vision were encouraged, allowing a vital and varied stagecraft to emerge throughout England, Europe, Russia, and America.

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