Ref NoT26/57
TitleThe Mines of Sulpher by Richard Rodney Bennet
DescriptionProduction files relating to "The Mines of Sulpher" by Richard Rodney Bennet with set and costume design by Joe Vanek. Produced at the Wexford Festival Opera in 2008, directed by Michael Barker-Caven and conducted by Stewart Robinson.
File 1 contains printed emails between Vanek and Michael Barker-Caven (February - April 2008) and which include discussions regarding design for set and costumes by Vanek for the opera, also includes images sourced by Vanek in his research and deisgn for the opera. Discussion detail how the design develops, how the opera will be directed and how the design can reflect the aim of the production. The email print-outs also include images of set model boxes and costume designs for "The Mines of Sulpher" originally as email attachments, by Vanek and sent to Barker-Caven.

File 2 includes outsize technical drawings of the set design, drawn by Vanek for "The Mines of Sulpher". Other assorted drawings include manuscript pencil and ink drawings of the set by Vanek; print-outs of colour photographs of the set design and model box by Vanek; and also a printed technical schedule for the week-by-week production of "The Mines of Sulpher" at Wexford Festival Opera.

File 3 includes further research documents retained by Vanek in his design of "The Mines of Sulpher", includes colour photographs of characters from literature/film/theatre; images of furniture and artefacts such as at the Rijksmuseum, Netherlands, images of historica plague doctors, internet biographies of Richard Rodney Bennet, and other related research documents.
DateOctober 2008
FormatPrinted document
Extent3 files, c. 150pp
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