Research


New York State Theatre Institute Show Costume Binders

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
Also known as "show bibles," these binders produced by the New York State Theatre Institute contain information useful in designing costumes for productions and recreating them for future productions, if necessary. Some of the information in these show bibles is duplicated in the New York State Theatre Institute stage management files (Series 22473), but the overall focus is on costumes and costume design.
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Quantity:
28 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
approximately 1975-2010
Series Number:
22461

Arrangement

Arranged by production.

Scope and Content Note

Also known as "show bibles," the binders in this series contain information useful in designing costumes for productions and recreating them for future productions, if necessary. Materials include cast lists, costume breakdowns (either by character or by actor), rehearsal notes, technical schedules, show schedules, orders placed for materials purchased, rental information, running notes, costume renderings or drawings, photographs of the production and/or rehearsals, and copies of the script. The show bibles also contain information on the characters in the play, the dimensions of the actors playing those characters, and the costumes they wore. Some of the information in these show bibles is duplicated in the stage management files (Series 22473), but the overall focus is on costumes and costume design.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series 22473 Stage management files, contains related records.

Acquistion Information

These records were created by the New York State Theatre Institute, and were transferred to the custody of the State Education Department when the institute was dissolved in April 2010. They were transferred to the State Archives in December 2010.

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Detailed Description

Contents Box Folder

Accretion: 22461-13
Taming of the Shrew 1 1
Ten Little Indians 1 2
Story Theatre 1 3
A Soldier's Tale 1 4
Prince and the Pauper 1 5
Three Penny Opera 1 6
Macbeth 1 7
You Can't Take It with You 1 8
Sleeping Beauty 1 9
Witness for the Prosecution 1 10
Doll's House 1 11
Wind in the Willows 1 12
Knickerbocker Follies 1 13
Fiddler on the Roof 1 14
Cinderella 1 15
Alice in Wonderland 1 16
Midsummer Night's Dream 1 17
I Remember Mama 2 1
Nightingale 2 2
Pinocchio 2 3
Our Town 2 4
The Swan 2 5
Readers Theatre 2 6
Treasure Island 2 7
Aladdin 3 1
Immo and Leo 3 2
Miracle on 34th Street 3 3
A Christmas Carol 3 4
The Cat, the Sun, and the Mirror 3 5
Twelve Angry Jurors 4 1
Earhart 4 2
Gina Farina's Pies 4 3
Ladies of Song 4 4
Beauty and the Beast 5 1
Incident at Vichy 5 2
American Soup 5 3
Raggedy Ann and Andy 6 1
Peter Pan 6 2
Amadeus 7
Narnia 7
Ten Little Indians 7
A Man for All Seasons 8 1
Secret Garden 8 2
Wizard of Oz 8 3
Wizard of Oz 9 1
Rag Dolly 9 2
American Soup 9 3
Around the World in 80 Days 9 4
A Little Princess 10 1
Class "C" Trial 10 2
Lark 10 3
Willy Wonka 10 4
A Christmas Carol 11 1
Penultimate Problem of Sherlock Holmes 11 2
Crucifer of Blood 12
Sherlock's Last Case 12
Death on the Nile 12
The Spider's Web 12
Sherlock's Legacy 12
Wait Until Dark 13 1
Dial "M" For Murder 13 2
Penultimate Problem of Sherlock Holmes 13 3
Mousetrap 13 4
Unexpected Guests 13 5
Verdict 13 6
It's a Wonderful Life 14 1
Miracle on 34th Street 15 1
Ordeal by Innocence 15 2
Cards on the Table 15 3
King Island Christmas 15 4
1776 16 1
Murder is Announced 16 2
Murder at the Vicarage 16 3
Charlie Brown 16 4
Snow Queen 17
Ten Little Indians 17
Arsenic and Old Lace 17
Yours' Anne 18 1
Arsenic and Old Lace 18 2
Born Yesterday 18 3
Harvey 18 4
Grimm's Fairy Tales 19 1
Possession 19 2
Vasalisa 19 3
Born Yesterday/American Soup (Tour 2005) 19 4
Stinky Cheese Man 20 1
Secret Garden 20 2
The Tempest 20 3
Elephant Man 20 4
Letters from a Window in the Sky 20 5
Hizzoner 20 6
Sleeping Beauty 21 1
Sleepy Hollow 21 2
Orphan Train 21 3
To Kill a Mockingbird 21 4
Romeo and Juliet 22 1
Alice in Wonderland 22 2
Philadelphia Story 22 3
Anastasia 22 4
Seussical 22 5
Number the Stars 22 6
Pied Piper 23 1
Reunion 23 2
Macbeth 23 3
Mice and Men 23 4
Number the Stars 23 5
Miracle Worker 24 1
Magna Carta 24 2
Pygmalion 24 3
Death of a Salesman 24 4
Fiorello 24 5
Once Upon a Mattress 25 1
Circle of Christmas 25 2
King of Shadows 25 3
Rock Festival 25 4
Inalienable Rights: Denied 25 5
Really Rosie 25 6
Better Don't Talk 25 7
Reunion 26 1
Idiot's Delight 26 2
Man of La Mancha 26 3
The Killing's Tale 26 4
Heart of Troy 26 5
Air Born 26 6
Silence in a Circular Rainbow 26 7
Pinocchio 27 1
Sherlock's Secret Life 27 2
Arsenic and Old Lace 27 3
Cinderella 27 4
The Canterville Ghost 27 5
American Soup 27 6
Appointment with Death 27 7
Witness for the Prosecution 28 1
Emperor's New Clothes 28 2
American Enterprise 28 3
Heidi 28 4
Great Gilly Hopkins 28 5