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.