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GREENWOOD, Jane (Mrs. Edwards)
(1934- )
Costume Designer ¹
 

Inventory Item NAPT-00535
 
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Greenwood, Jan (English), [Toni Nominated Designer] I SOLOMON, April 23, 1968-April 27, 1968

 
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Jane Greenwood, Costume Designer

Artist:          Jane Greenwood (Edwards) (1934-   ) British, American ¹

                    Ben Edwards (1916-1999), American ²

Production:  I'm Solomon  Apr 23, 1968 - Apr 27, 1968

Date:            Apr 23, 1968 - Apr 27, 1968

Medium:      Costume Design

Materials:     Fabric, Poster Board

Markings:    Signed by Artist, Authenticated by Mrs. Jane Greenwood

Dimensions: 13" x 10"

Framed:     Yes, presentation board was framed when gifted to Mr. Prince by Mrs. Greenwood.

Provenance: Neal Prince Trust u/a/d 10.18.1999

Mr. Neal Prince

Mrs. Jane Greenwood (Mrs. Ben Edwards)

 

 

Footnote ¹:            See below Mrs. Greenwood Bio.

Footnote ²:            See below Mrs. Greenwoods late Husband, Mr. Ben Edwards Bio along with a list of Mr. Edwards Productions that he is credit to.

Footnote ³:            See below for a complete list of the Productions that Mrs. Greenwood provided the Costume Designs

 

Jane Greenwood (Edwards) (1934- )

British, American ¹:

Mrs. Greenwood was born in Liverpool, England, in 1934. Mrs. Greenwood attended the Liverpool Arts School, studying watercolor, anatomy and life drawing. She then attended Central School of Arts and Crafts. At that time, she found costume designed fascinated Mrs. Greenwood and her love for the craft began to develop. From Central, Mrs. Greenwood accepted a position at the Oxford Playhouse, running the costume shop, designing and making cloths. Since this Playhouse produced another play every three weeks, she began to further redefine your craft with time constraints. During that time, she met the designer Tanya Moiseyevich who invited her in 1960 to go to Stratford, Ontario, and the Shakespeare Festival. She worked in the costume shop, draping, being involved with the cloths. She continued to return to Stratford with the transportation route through New York, and began thinking about moving to the United States. In 1962, she was offered in a job with Mr. Ray Diffen, who ran a Manhattan costume shop. In New York, she met and married the scenic designer and producer, Mr. Ben Edwards. At the time, Mr. Edwards was designing and producing the show, The Ballad of Sad Café. With this introduction, Mr. Edwards inquired if she would be interested to design the costumes. Though she had no background or experience in being in the Southern region of United State, in which the show The Ballad of Sad Café was set in. Mr. Edwards suggested that she should go to the New York Public Library for the Arts and Performances to research the period and look at as many photographs as she could to allow her the needed skills to design the costumes for the period of the production. With this discipline that she has continued to do for the rest of your career with great success. When she does prepare to design costumes for an upcoming production, she always talks to the director about his ideas and concepts. Then she seeks out the location of where the production will be held, and then she goes off and looks into the place, the time, the period, the atmosphere of where the show is based around. By doing this, she references Libraries, Museums, her own personal in-house Library, and now – on her I-Pod. Which creates amass of tremendous amount of materials that she pretty rigorously accumulates before she starts to design for the show. Furthermore, Mrs. Greenwood strongly feels that it is very important to really know the play, and if the playwright is alive, to talk about whom these people are. Mrs. Greenwood is also a professor at Yale University. Her credits included ...(see Footnote ³)

 

 

Ben Edwards (1916-1999) American, Tony Winner Set Designer, Costumes and Lighting²

Born in Union Springs, AL, in 1916, Mr. Edwards attended the Feagin School of Dramatic Arts in New York, where he was encouraged to parlay his drawing talent into the scenic design field. In 1936, he did a summer stint at the Barter Theatre in Virginia, designing productions such as Mrs. Moonlight and Smilin' Through. In 1937, he moved to a Federal Theatre Project venue in Roslyn, Long Island, and designed productions such as Coriolanus, Different, and Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines. Five of the productions he worked on were brought to Broadway's Maxine Elliott Theatre in 1938 by producer/director Charles Hopkins. In 1940, Mr. Edwards designed Another Sun on Broadway. After a stint in the Army Air Corps during WWII, he returned to Broadway in 1947, designing the first of two Robert Whitehead productions of Medea, starring Judith Anderson (the second, which Mr. Edwards also designed, premiered in 1982 and featured Zoe Caldwell in the title role). The Production Medea had relaunched his design career on Broadway, beginning a long and prolific professional run. Often, the Designer would work on two productions a year; he also designed extensively for Minneapolis' Guthrie Theatre and the American Shakespeare Festival. A selected list of Broadway, Off Broadway, and regional productions Mr. Edwards worked on include: Diamond Lil (1948); The Royal Family (1951); Taming of the Shrew (1951); The Time of the Cuckoo (1952); The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1953); The Ponder Heart (1956); The Waltz of the Toreadors (1957); The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (directed by Elia Kazan, 1957); A Touch of the Poet (1958); Heartbreak House (1959); God and Kate Murphy (1959); A Shot in the Dark (1961); Midgie Purvis (starring Tallulah Bankhead, 1961); Big Fish, Little Fish (which he also co-produced, 1961); The Aspern Papers (Michael Redgrave's adaptation, 1962); The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (Edwards was a co-producer, 1963); Hamlet (with Richard Burton, directed by John Gielgud, 1964); More Stately Mansions (1967); The Mother Lover (1969); Purlie (1972); A Moon for the Misbegotten (1973); Finishing Touches (1973); A Matter of Gravity (1976); A Touch of the Poet (1977); The West Side Waltz (with Katharine Hepburn, 1981); Death of a Salesman (with Dustin Hoffman, 1984); The Iceman Cometh (with Jason Robards, 1986); Long Day's Journey Into Night (also with Robards, 1988); Vita and Virginia (1994); and A Thousand Clowns (1996). Mr. Edwards also designed for Films and Television. Film credits include: Fort Apache, The Bronx, Lovers and Other Strangers, Class of 44, and The Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Mr. Edwards' television work included: Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure; Blind Ambition, a miniseries; The Ed Wynn Show, and Liberace. In 1988, Mr. Edwards was awarded by the American Theatre Wings the Lifetime Achievement Tony Award. In 1999, Mr. Prince was deeply saddened to hear that Mr. Edwards had passed away, though Mr. Edwards was a dear friend to Mr. Prince and will be deeply missed by Mr. Prince.

 

Complete List of the Productions that Mrs. Greenwood provided the Costume Designs at noted on the Internet Broadway Database ³:

Brighton Beach Memoirs, Oct 25, 2009 - Nov 1, 2009; Waiting for Godot, Apr 30, 2009 - Jul 12, 2009; Accent on Youth, Apr 29, 2009 - Jun 28, 2009; Thurgood, Apr 30, 2008 - Aug 17, 2008; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Mar 6, 2008 - Jun 22, 2008; Prelude to a Kiss, Mar 8, 2007 - Apr 29, 2007; Heartbreak House, Oct 11, 2006 - Dec 17, 2006; Absurd Person Singular, Oct 18, 2005 - Dec 4, 2005; Lennon, Aug 14, 2005 - Sep 24, 2005; On Golden Pond, Apr 7, 2005 - Jun 26, 2005; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Mar 20, 2005 - Sep 4, 2005; Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, Nov 17, 2003 -Nov 17, 2003; The Caretaker, Nov 9, 2003 - Jan 4, 2004; The Violet Hour, Nov 6, 2003 - Dec 21, 2003; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Nov 2, 2003 - Mar 7, 2004; The Retreat From Moscow, Oct 23, 2003 - Feb 29, 2004; Salome, Apr 30, 2003 - Jun 12, 2003; Tartuffe, Jan 9, 2003 - Feb 23, 2003; Morning's at Seven, Apr 21, 2002 - Jul 28, 2002; Fortune's Fool, Apr 2, 2002 - Jul 21, 2002; Bea Arthur on Broadway, Feb 17, 2002 - Apr 14, 2002; Major Barbara, Jul 12, 2001 - Sep 16, 2001; The Dinner Party, Oct 19, 2000 - Sep 1, 2001; A Moon for the Misbegotten ,Mar 19, 2000 - Jul 2, 2000; James Joyce's The Dead, Jan 11, 2000 - Apr 16, 2000; High Society, Apr 27, 1998 - Aug 30, 1998; Honor, Apr 26, 1998 - Jun 14, 1998; The Deep Blue Sea, Mar 26, 1998 - May 10, 1998; The Scarlet Pimpernel, Nov 9, 1997 - Jan 2, 2000; Proposals ,Nov 6, 1997 - Jan 11, 1998; The Little Foxes , Apr 27, 1997 - Jun 15, 1997; An American Daughter ,Apr 13, 1997 - Jun 29, 1997; The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Feb 27, 1997 - Jun 28, 1998; Once Upon a Mattress,  Dec 19, 1996 - Jun 1, 1997; A Delicate Balance Apr 21, 1996 - Sep 29, 1996; Master Class Nov 5, 1995 - Jun 29, 1997; A Month in the Country, Apr 25, 1995 - Jun 10, 1995; The Heiress Mar 9, 1995 - Dec 31, 1995; Passion, May 9, 1994 - Jan 7, 1995; No Man's Land, Jan 27, 1994 - Mar 20, 1994; Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Nov 29, 1993 - Jan 2, 1994; She Loves Me, Jun 10, 1993 - Jun 19, 1994; The Sisters Rosenstein, Mar 18, 1993 - Jul 16, 1994; The Price, Jun 10, 1992 - Jul 19, 1992; A Streetcar Named Desire, Apr 12, 1992 - Aug 9, 1992; Two Shakespearean Actors,  Jan 16, 1992 - Feb 9, 1992; Park Your Car in Harvard Yard,  Nov 7, 1991 - Feb 22, 1992; I Hate Hamlet, Apr 8, 1991 - Jun 22, 1991; The Big Love,  Mar 3, 1991 - Apr 7, 1991; The Tenth ManDec 10, 1989 - Jan 14, 1990; The Circle, Nov 20, 1989 - May 20, 1990; The Secret Rapture, Oct 26, 1989 - Nov 4, 1989; Our Town Dec 4, 1988 - Apr 2, 1989; Ah, Wilderness!, Jun 23, 1988 - Jul 23, 1988; Long Day's Journey Into Night Jun 14, 1988 - Jul 23, 1988; So Long on Lonely Street, Apr 3, 1986  May 18, 1986; Lillian, Jan 16, 1986 - Feb 23, 1986; The Iceman Cometh,  Sep 29, 1985 - Dec 1, 1985; Alone Together  , Oct 21, 1984 - Jan 12, 1985; The Golden Age, Apr 12, 1984 - May 6, 1984; Heartbreak House, Dec 7, 1983 - Feb 5, 1984; Plenty, Jan 6, 1983 - Mar 27, 1983; The Queen and the Rebels, Sep 30, 1982 - Nov 7, 1982; Media, May 2, 1982 - Jun 27, 1982; Duet for One, Dec 17, 1981 - Jan 2, 1982; The West Side Waltz, Nov 19, 1981 - Mar 13, 1982; The Supporting Cast, Aug 6, 1981 - Sep 5, 1981; To Grandmother's House We Go, Jan 15, 1981 - Mar 8, 1981; Romantic Comedy, Nov 8, 1979 - Oct 18, 1980; Knockout, May 6, 1979 - Sep 16, 1979; Faith Healer, Apr 5, 1979 - Apr 22, 1979; The Kingfisher, Dec 6, 1978 - May 13, 1979; Cheaters, Jan 15, 1978 - Feb 11, 1978;  A Touch of the Poet, Dec 28, 1977 - Apr 30, 1978; An Almost Perfect Person, Oct 27, 1977 - Jan 28, 1978; The Night of the Triads, Oct 13, 1977 - Oct 22, 1977; Vieux Care , May 11, 1977 - May 15, 1977; Anna Christie, Apr 14, 1977 - Jul 30, 1977; Caesar and Cleopatra , Feb 24, 1977 - Mar 5, 1977; Otherwise Engaged , Feb 2, 1977 - Oct 30, 1977; A Texas Trilogy: The Oldest Living Graduate, Sep 23, 1976 - Oct 29, 1976; A Texas Trilogy: The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia , Sep 22, 1976 - Oct 31, 1976; A Texas Trilogy: Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Uberlandia, Sep 21, 1976 - Oct 30, 1976; California Suite, Jun 10, 1976 - Jul 2, 1977; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Apr 1, 1976 - Jul 11, 1976; A Matter of Gravity, Feb 3, 1976 - Apr 10, 1976; The Constant Wife, Apr 14, 1975 - May 10, 1975; Same Time, Next Year, Mar 14, 1975 - Sep 3, 1978; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Sep 24, 1974 - Feb 8, 1975; A Moon for the Misbegotten, Dec 29, 1973 - Nov 17, 1974; Finishing Touches, Feb 8, 1973 - Jun 30, 1973; Look Away, Jan 7, 1973 - Jan 7, 1973; That's Entertainment, Apr 14, 1972 - Apr 16, 1972; Wise Child, Jan 27, 1972 - Jan 29, 1972; Antigun, May 13, 1971 - Jun 20, 1971; 70, Girls, 70, Apr 15, 1971 - May 15, 1971; Les Blanks,  Nov 16, 1970 - Dec 19, 1970; Hay Fever,  Nov 9, 1970 - Nov 28, 1970; Gandhi  Oct 20, 1970 - Oct 20, 1970; Othello,  Sep 14, 1970 - Sep 26, 1970; Sheep on the Runway,  Jan 31, 1970 - May 2, 1970; Angela,  Oct 30, 1969 - Nov 1, 1969; The Penny Wars,  Oct 15, 1969 - Oct 18, 1969; The Wrong Way Light Bulb,  Mar 4, 1969-Mar 8, 1969; I'm Solomon  Apr 23, 1968 - Apr 27, 1968 (as exhibited above, with the Neal Prince Trust Collection); The Seven Descents of Myrtle,  Mar 27, 1968 - Apr 20, 1968; The Prime of Miss Jean Broody, Jan 16, 1968 - Dec 14, 1968; More Stately Mansions, Oct 31, 1967-Mar 2, 1968; How's the World Treating You?, Oct 24, 1966 - Nov 26, 1966; Where's Daddy?, Mar 2, 1966 - Mar 26, 1966; Nathan Weinstein, Mystic, Connecticut Feb 25, 1966 - Feb 26, 1966; a Race of Hairy Men!   Apr 29, 1965 - May 1, 1965; Half a Sixpence  Apr 25, 1965 - Jul 16, 1966; Tartuffe  Jan 14, 1965 - May 22, 1965; Incident at Vichy Dec 3, 1964 - May 7, 1965; Hamlet  Apr 9, 1964 - Aug 8, 1964; The Ballad of the Sad Cafe ,Oct 30, 1963 - Feb 15, 1964 ³

 

Footnote ³:            Internet Broadway Database

 
 
 


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