Although Messel designed the costume and sets, this series consists of set model pieces only.
Set designs for The Rivals (Criterion, 1945)
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- ReferenceGB 71 THM/321/24
- Dates of Creationca.1945
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The Rivals, a comedy in five acts by Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1775). Oliver Messel's production first produced by H. M. Tennent Productions Ltd. And C.E.M.A. at the Criterion Theatre, London on 24 September, 1945. It was directed by William Armstrong and Edith Evans with assistance from Tyrone Guthrie. It featured Edith Evans as Mrs. Malaprop and Anthony Quayle as Captain Absolute.