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Q: Scrims
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0600.  Monday, 26 May 1997.

From:           Judy Kennedy <
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Date:           Sunday, 25 May 1997 13:59:11 -0300 (ADT)
Subject:        Scrims

Can anyone give me information about early uses of a scrim or gauze as a
scenic device, in England or elsewhere?  The earliest reference I have
is to Phelps' Sadler's Wells production of Macbeth in 1847 (and a lot of
comment on the gauze for his production of MND in 1853).

Judy Kennedy

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