|Original poster for King Lear|
Included here is a small sampling of the costume designs created by Herbert Whittaker for David Gardners Eskimo Lear. As Gardner describes in the essay he wrote for CASP, he and Whittaker haunted The Royal Ontario Museum together for weeks while designing the production.
|Costume designs for Goneril, Regan and Cordelia|
|Costume designs for King Lear and the Fool|
Herbert Whittakers set design
This cast photograph shows how the costume and
Gardner, David. "Canada's Eskimo 'Lear'." Theatre Research in Canada 7.1 (Spring 1986).
For a discussion of indigenous culture in relation to Shakespeare and settler culture, visit CASP's holdings on Warren Graves's 1975 adaptation Chief Shaking Spear Rides Again, or The Taming of the Sioux.
CASP gratefully acknowledges David Gardner's help in collecting and presenting these rare materials.