Costume and set designs for Rashomon (Music Box, 1959)

Scope and Content

This series includes set designs, costume designs and sketches of characters for Rashomon (Music Box, 1959)

Administrative / Biographical History

Rashomon, a play in two acts by Faye and Michael Kanin and adapted from Akira Kurosawa's film (1950) of the same name which in turn was based on a story by Ryunosuke Akutagawa (1915). Oliver Messel's production was first produced by David Susskind and Hardy Smith at the Music Box, New York on 27 January 1959. It was directed by Peter Glenville with music by Laurence Rosenthal and featured Claire Bloom, Noel Willman and Rod Steiger. Messel won an Antoinette Perry 'Tony' award for his set designs in 1959.