- Condell, H. A. (Heinz A.)
- Call number
- *T-Mss 1952-001
- Physical description
- <200> drawings, col, 52 x 63 cm. or smaller; <200> drawings, col, 52 x 63 cm. or smaller; <300> paintings, watercolor, 52 x 63 cm. or smaller; <300> paintings, watercolor, 52 x 63 cm. or smaller; <40> collages, col, 52 x 63 cm. or smaller; <40> collages, col, 52 x 63 cm. or smaller; <50> technical drawings, 52 x 63 cm. or smaller; <50> technical drawings, 52 x 63 cm. or smaller
- Preferred Citation
- H.A. Condell stage and costume designs [graphic] / H.A. Condell, Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library
- Billy Rose Theatre Division
- Access to materials
- Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
The H. A. Condell Designs consist of stage designs, technical drawings, sketches, collages, costume designs and some photographs spanning the years 1930 to 1959. Some notable productions for which he created designs are: NATHAN THE WISE, WINTER SOLDIERS, KING LEAR, SAINT JOAN, THE GOLEM, JEREMIAS, THE MIRACLE OF THE WARSAW GHETTO, THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING among others.
H.A. Condell was a stage and costume designer in Germany and in the United States. Born in Germany in 1905, his early training as a stage designer was under the notable Max Reinhardt. Early designs in Germany were under the auspices of the Berlin Civic Opera and the non-Aryan theater (also known as the Jewish Kulterbund), of which he was co-founder.
A refugee from Germany, Condell emigrated to the United States in 1938. His first major assignment in the United States entailed scenery designs for a production of George Bernard Shaw's SAINT JOAN, directed by Erwin Piscator and starring Luise Rainer. Other early assignments included work for the American League for Opera, the Austrian Theatre, Philadelphia's Academy of Vocal Arts, and the New York College of Music.
Later work in the United States included a career with the New York City Opera which began in 1944 and continued until his death. Condell's career included teaching stage design at both the Dramatic Workshop and the Technical Institute, where he was appointed art director under Erwin Piscator. He died in 1951 at the age of 46.
- Condell, H. A. (Heinz A.)
- Bergelson, David, 1884-1952
- Carter, Samuel
- Cooper, M. K. (Mae Klein)
- Herzig, Sig
- Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
- Ibsen, Henrik, 1828-1906
- James, Dan
- Keleman, Victor
- Klein, Grace
- Lehár, Franz, 1870-1948
- Leivick, H., 1888-1962
- Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim, 1729-1781
- Mayo, Margaret, 1882-1951
- Molnár, Ferenc, 1878-1952
- Pollack, Ted
- Rice, Elmer, 1892-1967
- Rost, Martin.
- Sackler, Harry
- Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
- Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950
- Zweig, Stefan, 1881-1942
- Costume design -- Germany
- Costume design -- New York (State) -- New York
- Theaters -- Germany -- Stage-setting and scenery
- Theaters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Stage-setting and scenery
- Costume design drawings -- 1930-1949
- Mechanical drawings -- 1930-1959
- Set design drawings -- 1930-1959
Using the collection
LocationBilly Rose Theatre Division
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498
Access to materialsCollection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Conditions Governing Use
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